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BC Soccer wishes you a Happy New Year

From the board and staff of BC Soccer, we wish you a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2022, while sharing our sincere appreciation for your contributions to the game in British Columbia.

January 1, 2022 - Vancouver BC 

We have some exciting initiatives and projects planned for the coming year, including milestone Adult Provincial Cup Anniversaries for which preparations are well underway. Also this coming spring, we will launch League1 British Columbia with both male and female divisions within seven communities across BC.   

Improving operations and governance is ongoing, with significant work being done to review, improve, and streamline internal processes and the governance structure. We also hope to see progress on our plans for a future soccer hub at Port Coquitlam’s Gates Park, amongst other initiatives designed to support soccer in BC in the months and years ahead.  

2022 will also be exciting for the game in Canada with both our senior national teams preparing for World Cups.  The men are in the final stages of CONCACAF qualification, including a monumental match with the USA on January 30th in Hamilton.  By this time next year, a new FIFA World Cup winner will have been crowned in Qatar. 

Canada’s Gold Medal Winning Women will tackle their next “big hairy goal” of preparing for, and making an impact in, the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia/New Zealand with several warm-up matches against teams competing in this summer’s UEFA Women’s Euro 2022. 

At the very core of what we do, is challenging ourselves to provide “positive soccer experiences” for everyone involved in the game at all levels, via continuous educational offerings, through understanding the needs and wants of those involved in the game, and by working with and challenging members and affiliates to do better. 

Let’s resolve in 2022 to continue striving for excellence in providing safe, inclusive and fun environments, which will contribute to both participant retention, and healthy communities.    Happy New Year! 

Safe Sport Statement

BC Soccer believes that everyone involved in soccer has the right to participate in safe and inclusive environments free of abuse, harassment, discrimination, and to enjoy the sport at whatever level or capacity they participate in. The welfare of everyone involved in soccer is the foremost consideration and in particular, the protection of children in the sport is the responsibility of everyone involved.

About BC Soccer

Established in 1904, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sports organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer-specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants, consisting of registered players, coaches, referees, administrators and soccer leaders. As a professional not-for-profit society and a member of Canada Soccer, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for existing and potential participants, as well as provide support in the most effective and appropriate way for current players, parents, volunteers, member clubs, leagues, and districts.