Kjeld Brodsgaard Elected BC Soccer President

BC Soccer is pleased to announce Kjeld Brodsgaard as the new BC Soccer President.

Vancouver, BC June 11, 2016 - The BC Soccer Annual General Meeting took place Saturday June 11, 2016 and amongst the highlights was the election of Kjeld Brodsgaard (Victoria) as the new BC Soccer President. Kjeld brings a wealth of soccer and sport specific experience as he has been a BC Soccer board member for the past seven years with his most recent position as the 1st Vice President.

Taking over for Kjeld as the 1st Vice President, the membership elected Aiman El-Ramly who has been a BC Soccer board member for the past three years. Aiman’s private sector business experience coupled with his experience in sport at the local and provincial levels makes him an incredibly valuable asset to the membership and BC Soccer congratulations him on his new appointment.   

BC Soccer also welcomes back: Chris Appleby, VP of Finance; Rob Lennox, VP of Youth; Carlos Grosso, Director; Chuck Bennet, Director; Ed Kennedy, Director and Don Dancey, Director who were all re-elected by the membership to the BC Soccer board on two year terms.  BC Soccer is very pleased to have these great volunteers remain with the association to be able to carry on to drive the association forward.  Also joining BC Soccer’s board, as a Director at Large, is Leanna Napolitano from Cliff Avenue FC from with the Burnaby District Youth Soccer Association; BC Soccer and the wider membership congratulations and welcomes Leanna to the board for her 1 year term.   

Updated details of all of the 2016-17 BC Soccer Board members can be found here.

The AGM weekend also constitutes a number of membership meetings including youth and adult member forum meetings along with the following workshops, technical director, discipline, CRM, Refereeing and a Diversity Working Group/Women in Soccer breakout session.

“The AGM weekend is a great opportunity for the board, staff and membership to come together to appreciate everything that has been accomplished over the past year”, said Kjeld Brodsgaard newly elected BC Soccer President. “The feedback from the membership at the AGM has been overwhelmingly positive and we want to thank them for all of their insight which will be a driving force for continuing to create an incredible soccer environment here in British Columbia.”

Outgoing BC Soccer President, Roger Barnes was presented with the prestigious BC Soccer Life Member award at the Annual BC Soccer Awards and Scholarships Celebration which also took place on Saturday, June 11, 2016. BC Soccer would like to thank him for the incredible leadership and service that he has provide for the past 6 years and specifically the last 4 as President, as well as all of the many years he dedicated to the local soccer communities including his home town of Richmond.

“Roger Barnes was an incredible President and he will be dearly missed on the Board,” continued Brodsgaard. “He has been a mentor for many in soccer communities across the province and we wish him the best in all of his future endeavors.”

For a complete list of all of the Awards and Scholarship winners please 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 sport 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 active, health and involved lifestyle.