Nelson Soccer Association Achieves BC Soccer Club Charter Standard 1!

November 14, 2018 Vancouver BC – BC Soccer is proud to announce that Nelson Soccer Association (NSA) is the first organization outside of the Coastal region and the BCSPL to meet the criteria and receive the designation of BC Soccer’s Club Charter Standard 1. NSA achieved the standard 1 by completed the application process which involved meeting criteria within three top line categories: Technical; Governance; and Administrative.

Nelson Soccer Association supports soccer for the hundreds of players, coaches, referees, and families in and around Nelson. “We are very proud of this achievement,” said Chuck Bennett, Nelson Soccer Association President. “We have worked very hard to achieve this standard and we believe it speaks to the level of professionalism and engagement within our association. We have always strived for a “best practices” approach to running our organization and we feel strongly that this designation supports that philosophy. We also plan to this designation as a starting point to continue to grow and improve our organization.”

“Huge congratulations this major achievement for Nelson Soccer Association. We are pleased to have the first smaller interior District Association achieved this standard from BC Soccer and we are both proud and thrilled to have accomplished this.” Said Kjeld Brodsgaard, BC Soccer Association President.

For more information on the Nelson Soccer Association, click HERE

For more information on the BC Soccer Club Charter Program, click HERE

Canada Soccer Club License Program & BC Soccer Club Charter Program

Canada Soccer has confirmed to BC Soccer that BC Soccer Club Charter Standard 1 clubs will be positioning accordingly within the new Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program once released. Thus, Canada Soccer wants all BC clubs to become BC Soccer Club Charter Standard 1 club and BC Soccer looks forward to continuing to work with all clubs to achieve the BC Soccer Club Charter 1.  

About BC Soccer Club Charter Program

BC Soccer’s Club 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 Club 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 Club 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 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