National Volunteer Week April 12-19

BC Soccer would like to thank volunteers across the Province

Vancouver BC, April 8 2015 - National Volunteer week is April 12-19 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.  Volunteer efforts allow for more than 120,000 registered players and thousands more British Columbians to enjoy soccer in all regions of the Province.

“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.”

 BC Soccer would also like to specially thank the volunteer coaches throughout British Columbia for not only putting in the time to coach and provide a safe and fun learning environment but also for taking time to complete a BC Soccer Grassroots Coaching Course and /  or the age specific coaching courses that BC Soccer offers.

“We work with numerous volunteers on a daily basis at BC Soccer and I wanted to express our gratitude for everything they do for the game here in BC,” said Jason Elligott, BC Soccer Acting Executive Director. “Whether you’re a volunteer board member, administrator, coach, League President, and everything in between, we thank you.”

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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.