National Volunteer Week April 10-16

BC Soccer would like to thank volunteers across the Province.

Vancouver BC, April 5, 2016 - National Volunteer week is April 10-16 and BC Soccer would like to take this opportunity to thank the hundreds of volunteers who dedicate their time to the beautiful game in British Columbia.  Volunteers are the roots of strong communities and the soccer community in BC is no different.  Thanks to the effects of thousands of volunteer, more than 120,000 registered players and numerous more British Columbians are able to participant and enjoy soccer in all regions of the Province. 

April 10 to April 16, 2016 is National Volunteer Week, a time to celebrate and thank the volunteers across all sectors, and especially those who are support soccer in BC.

“Soccer in this province could not run without the help of all the volunteers and we really want to show our gratitude for the hours upon hours they dedicate,” said Roger Barnes, BC Soccer President. “Whether it’s a volunteer helping manage a youth team or a league administrator helping ensure things run smoothly we would like to encourage all players and parents to thank the volunteers within their soccer community.”
“We work with numerous volunteers on a daily basis at BC Soccer and we want to express our gratitude for everything they do for the game here in BC,” said Jason Elligott, BC Soccer Executive Director. “Whether you’re a volunteer board member, administrator, coach, team manager, and everything in between, we thank you!”

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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.