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First Timers...BC Soccer welcomes 10 new organizations to Charter status

BC Soccer congratulates 10 new organizations for achieving Charter recognition.

The BC Soccer Charter Program is designed to support member and affiliate organizations in achieving a base criterion in the technical and administrative applications of our sport.  In doing so, parents can be assured that minimum standards are being met in key areas of delivery, including mandatory criminal record checks for all volunteers associated with the organization, and fundamental age appropriate coaching philosophies.  You can read more about the Charter Program HERE:

Over the past few weeks, the following organizations have officially joined our charter family for the first time, and we couldn’t be happier to recognize their commitment towards improving the game in their individual communities.

Abbotsford Soccer Association 

Club President John Werrell: “We are proud of the many volunteers, parents, coaches, managers, staff, and officials that make up our club.  Our Technical and Coaching staff are second to none and continue to push themselves in the pursuit of excellence and quality programming for the young people in our community.”

 

Guildford Athletic Club

Technical Director Adam Day “We at GAC are delighted to have successfully worked towards attaining Charter standard. Continued development in all areas of our Club are paramount to our vision of offering the best education environment we can to our members.

Langley United Soccer Association

Club President Marcel Horn: “Supporting over 4000 players from grassroots to adult with a Soccer for Life attitude, I speak on behalf of the entire executive to thank our technical teams for working with our circa 350 coaches and age group coordinators who all had to be certified and/or checked for compliance, which was a huge undertaking for a club of our size.”

North Delta Soccer Club

Club President, Gurdip Ibarra: "Our club has worked hard to achieve high standards in the technical, administration and governance of our programs.  Thanks to BC Soccer for all their support throughout the application process and thank you to the NDSC Staff for working so diligently on this charter application".

North Shore Girls Soccer Club

Club Technical Director, Colin Miller: "This achievement is a great testament to the work done by the Board, full-time staff and many volunteers at NSGSC. By setting the standards set down by BC Soccer, our membership can be assured we are meeting and exceeding the requirements for the BC Soccer Charter."  

Port Moody Soccer Club

President Matthew Campbell: “As a small club, we are held to the same account as all other clubs in the province who have also met this standard. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide a high level of training and administration to our members and this acknowledges all of our efforts!”

Richmond Girls Soccer Association

Club President David Monk “This is a significant milestone in the Club's advancement as a program provider of the highest standards for the development of young players, within the Long-Term Player Development model. We would like to thank BC Soccer staff for their support and guidance through the process."

Vancouver United Football Club

Club President Mark Munro: “As one of the largest clubs in the Lower Mainland and an early adopter of LTPD principles, VanU was happy to engage in the Charter process and we’re very pleased to have attained Standard One. We look forward to continuing to work with BC Soccer on initiatives related to the Charter as well as Coach Education and player development programs.”

 

Vancouver Football Club

Coach and Club VP Jeremy Holland: "Vancouver FC is driven to attain the best practices away from the pitch while on the field create top level experiences for our players, coaches and membership as we represent all of Vancouver.  Achieving Charter Standard has been truly valuable, especially for a smaller boutique clubs such as ours. 

Vancouver Athletic Football Club

President Darren Sherbot: VAFC is the divisional umbrella organization for three long standing youth house soccer clubs: Douglas Park Soccer Club, Grandview Legion Football Club, and the Vancouver Girls Soccer Club.  We are so excited to have achieved BC Soccer Charter status. This could not have been possible without the ongoing dedication and commitment of the VAFC Board, administration staff, coaches volunteers, and the players themselves.

BC Soccer is looking forward to welcoming more new Charter recognized organizations as they finish the process along with those who have completed their annual renewal. We're also excited to unveil our new Charter Logo as part of BC Soccer's family of sub-brands. 

About BC Soccer Charter Program

BC Soccer’s Charter Program is designed to assist and support members (full and associate) and affiliated soccer clubs.  The program is open to all BC Soccer members and affiliate soccer clubs.  The charter is a free “opt-in” program meaning organizations have the choice to be a part of it.

It has been designed to enable these organizations to be recognized and receive support and added service from BC Soccer regardless of the organization's size and location within BC.

The BC Soccer Charter Program originally was scheduled to consist of three progressions with Standard One being available in 2016 and Standards Two and Standards Three being available in 2017 and 2018. BC Soccer is currently not releasing Standards Two and Three as previously planned but rather, supporting the implementation of Canada Soccer’s Club Licensing Program.

Standard One of the Charter Program has been purposely designed to be achievable by all BC Soccer members and affiliate clubs, regardless of their size or location across the province.

The Program’s criteria are based on three top line categories being, Technical, Governance, and Administration.  For more information on the BC Soccer Club Charter Program, click HERE


ABOUT BC SOCCER

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body with the mission to govern, promote and develop the game of soccer in British Columbia in a professional and progressive manner. Established in 1907, 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.  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.

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,200 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators, and soccer leaders. Working with its 40 member Youth Districts and 11 Adult Leagues as well as their affiliate member clubs, BC Soccer operates under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer’s vision is to ensure every British Columbian has the opportunity to be involved in soccer as part of a lifelong commitment to an active, healthy and involved lifestyle.