Three BC Soccer Referees Return From the Dr.Pepper Dallas Cup

BC’s Jas Parr Referees in Dallas Cup Finals

Vancouver BC, April 10, 2015 – Three BC Soccer referees; Erina Cho, Jas Parr and Viktor Stamenov have returned from refereeing in one of North America’s most prestigious international youth soccer tournaments, the Dr. Pepper Dallas Cup. All BC Soccer referees performed extremely well at the tournament and an exceptional overall performance from Jas Parr led him to be selected from more than 200 other referees to be part of the Dallas Cup Finals.

“Having our referee’s invited back year upon year to such an established and elite tournament is a true testament to the quality of refereeing that BC Soccer’s referees have displayed at the Cup,” said John Reed, BC Soccer Referee Committee Chair. “I want to commend Viktor, Erina and Jas for all of the incredible hard work they put in prior to the Dallas Cup and also all the hard work they put in at the cup.  They should all be extremely proud.”

The Dr. Pepper Dallas Cup ran from March 29-April 5, 2015 and is one of North America’s largest youth soccer tournaments. The likes of David Beckham, Landon Donovan, Wayne Rooney, Michael Bradley and many other world class soccer players have competed at the invite only tournament which sees more than 100,000 spectators throughout the week.

“We all put in a lot of hard work with Arnar Bernhardsson in the Kelowna Candidates Program and in the end it really paid off,” said Referee Jas Parr. ,”Just being asked to take part in the tournament was an incredible honor and having the opportunity to referee in the finals of a such and elite tournament is not something I will soon forget.”

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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