BC Soccer's Executive Director Paul Mullen Resigns

Paul Mullen accepts new opportunity with Brighton and Hove Albion FC, of the Championship in England

Vancouver BC March 3, 2015 – BC Soccer’s Executive Director Paul Mullen will be leaving the Association after four and half years to join Brighton and Hove Albion FC, of the Championship in England, as their Head of Football Administration.

“Paul Mullen has been an outstanding Executive Director”, said Roger Barnes, President. “His contribution to BC Soccer and to soccer in BC has been tremendous. Paul has brought knowledge, talent and commitment, and passed on those values. His particular strength has been the development of his staff team, whom he has led by example, motivated and empowered. Their capabilities will be Paul’s largest legacy. I know the whole Board, Staff and membership of BC Soccer thank Paul for his time in BC, and wish him and his family sincere best wishes as they return home, and great success with Brighton and Hove Albion”. 

During his time with BC Soccer, Mullen has been instrumental in his leadership of many initiatives in BC Soccer’s Strategic Plan.  His work impacted many across the province, highlights including the establishment and leadership of the first ever High Performance Youth League in Canada (the BC Soccer Premier League), enhanced grassroots soccer development, soccer competitions and events, and fostering excellent relationships with all of BC Soccer partners. 

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working for BC Soccer and I want to thank all of the staff, Board of Directors, membership and BC Soccer’s key stakeholders such as Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Canada Soccer and Provincial Government for supporting me and creating the environment for us to collectively improve the soccer landscape in British Columbia”, stated Paul Mullen. “It has been an honor to work for BC Soccer and leaving was not an easy decision. However I am looking forward to beginning my new role with Brighton and Hove Albion and I wish everyone at BC Soccer the best in what is sure to be an exciting and eventful 2015.”

Paul’s last day with BC Soccer will be 2nd April 2015.

CLICK HERE to view Brighton and Hove Albion’s announcement.

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body responsible for the promotion and development of the game in British Columbia. The professional not-for-profit society is committed to developing the game by inspiring British Columbians to lifelong active, inclusive and team play. Its vision is to pursue Canada’s foremost integrated soccer development system built upon club, school, varsity and professional team excellence.

BC Soccer is comprised of 150 member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, spanning more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,500 referees, and thousands of coaches and other volunteer administrators and soccer leaders. Working with these member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, BC Soccer will operate under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer will promote the integral soccer values of authenticity, unity and integrity.