Thank You Volunteers!

National Volunteer Week April 23-29

Vancouver BC, April 25, 2017 - April 23 to April 29, 2017 is National Volunteer Week, a time to celebrate and thank the volunteers across all sectors. BC Soccer would like to take this opportunity to thank the thousands of volunteers who dedicate their own time to help better this beautiful game in British Columbia.  Volunteers help build and strengthen the soccer community and thanks to the efforts of thousands of volunteers, more than 120,000 registered players in all regions of British Columbia enjoy soccer.

“ We really want to show our gratitude for the hours of time that volunteers in this province dedicate to soccer,” said Kjeld Brodsgaard, BC Soccer President. “Without volunteers the BC Soccer community wouldn’t be as vibrant as it is today, and more importantly, the 120,000 players from across the province wouldn’t be able to enjoy this amazing game.”

“Whether you’re a volunteer board member, administrator, coach, team manager, or weekend volunteer, we thank you,” said Jason Elligott, BC Soccer Executive Director. “We also want to encourage all players, parents, coaches, and anyone involved with soccer to thank volunteers not only this week, but throughout the entire year for their dedication and time.”

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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.