About Us, What We do & Partners

Looking to learn more about BC Soccer and what BC Soccer does? You've come to the right place.  Below you can learn more about what BC Soccer does, potential grant opportunities available, or check out the Year in Review to learn more about all of the happenings from the previous season.  

What is BC Soccer?

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body responsible for the governance, promotion, and development of the game of soccer in British Columbia. It is the largest provincial sport organization (PSO) in BC; third largest soccer specific PSO in Canada and is a not-for-profit society which is membership based and has a 14 member elected Board of Directors.  It has 4 standing committees and 5 operational committees that are advisory to the Board who has the ultimate responsibility for association oversight.

Vision - Ensure every British Columbian has the opportunity to be involved in soccer as part of a lifelong commitment to active, healthy and involved lifestyle.

Mission - To govern, promote and develop the game of soccer in British Columbia in a professional and progressive manner.

 

 

What does BC Soccer do?

BC Soccer services the soccer community of BC in many ways.  As the provincial sport governing body responsible for the promotion and development of youth and adult soccer in British Columbia, BC Soccer delivers many competitive and recreational programmes for our members, the participants and the soccer community.

These include the implementation of technical standards, the delivery of the Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) model for the Canadian Soccer Association via Elite and Grassroots service plans for member clubs, the Provincial player development programme, Coach development and soccer science.

BC Soccer also facilitates the running of Provincial Cup competitions, provides annual participant insurance, implements referee development programme (including appointments and annual registration) and offers and delivers all coaching and referee courses.

As part of its responsibility in governing the game, BC Soccer implements and upholds rules and regulations, sanctions competitions, and oversees disciplinary matters. BC Soccer also provides its member groups with good practice and best advice across various areas of the game.

How is BC Soccer funded?

BC Soccer is funded in a number of ways but primarily through participant and member fees as well as Provincial Government Grants.

Participant fees are received in a number of ways including annual player registrations, referee and coaching clinics and annual referee registration whilst member fees are received via annual registration, competition and team entry fees and sanctioning of tournaments and events.

BC Soccer is fortunate to receive funding through a number of Provincial Government Grants which it applies for annually. Grants are applied to various BC Soccer programs and focus on generating increased participation, coach development, high performance athlete support and the supporting of communities hosting events.

BC Soccer gratefully acknowledges the financial support the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development.

 

Our vision: Ensure every British Columbian has the opportunity to be involved in soccer as part of a lifelong commitment to active, healthy and involved lifestyle.

Our mission: To govern, promote and develop the game of soccer in British Columbia in a professional and progressive manner.

Founded: 1907

Affiliation: The Canadian Soccer Association

President: Kjeld Brodsgaard, Victoria, British Columbia

Board of Directors: 14 Directors

Executive Director: Jason Elligott

Office: 250 - 3410 Lougheed Highway, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5M 2A4

Member Organizations:
40 Youth District Associations (approximately)
11 Adult (Senior) Leagues (approximately)

25 Associate Members (approximately)

Registered Players:
100,000 Youth Players (approximately)
20,000 Adult Players (approximately)

Registered Coaches:
12,500 Youth Team Coaches (approximately)
2,500 Adult Team Coaches (approximately)

Registered Referees:
2,500 Registered Referees (approximately)
2,000 Male, 500 Female

Annual Budget: $4.5 Million (approximately)

Full Time Staff: 14 (March 2016)

 

BC Provincial Government



We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

BC government continues to be a hugely valued partner, who has provided over $600k to BC Soccer in 2012 through its various grant aid programs. Funding provides support to three programme priorities; Participation, getting more British Columbians active in Sport, High Performance,  maintaining momentum on sport excellence  and Sport Event Hosting.

For more information www.gov.bc.ca


ViaSport



viasport is a not-for-profit organization responsible for providing strategic leadership to Provincial Sports Organisations and amateur sport in British Columbia. A legacy organization of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and formerly the BC Sport Agency, viasport will add value to BC Soccer and the soccer community by supporting us in increasing participation and improving sport delivery across the province.

For more information www.viasport.ca


Adidas/ Soccer Express – Sportswear and Equipment

 


    

Adidas Canada and its authorized dealer Soccer Express provide sportswear and equipment to BC Soccer Provincial teams, Provincial Cup Tournaments, local organizing committee volunteers, participants, as well as event support for Provincial Soccer events.  

For more information  www.soccerx.ca

 


Alexander Holburn Beaudin Lang LLP – Legal Services



Alexander Holburn is a leading Vancouver-based Canadian law firm providing a wide range of litigation/dispute resolution and business law services. The law firm is dedicated to providing pre-eminent legal services to clients by forming strategic, service-oriented business partnerships. BC Soccer works with Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, to develop appropriate tools and best practice guides to support British Columbia’s soccer community.

For more information www.ahbl.ca


EA SPORTS - Title sponsor of the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League


EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. Through BC Soccer’s partnership with the Vancouver Whitecaps, EA SPORTS provide venue, brand, educational and technological support to BC Soccer and the League, including access to facilities at their EA Canada campus in Burnaby.

For more information www.ea.com


Vancouver Whitecaps FC  - Community Partner


BC Soccer and the Whitecaps have an objective to build a clearly integrated and streamlined approach to growing the game of soccer in BC with a commitment to partner in priority areas of Soccer Development, Community and Business Development.

For more information www.whitecapsfc.com


Clarkes Awards

 



For more information www.clarkesawards.com/

 


Uniglobe Vision Travel – Travel Services



UNIGLOBE Vision Travel is one of the largest independently owned travel management companies in BC with sales of over $85M and 75 employees. As part of the agreement with BC Soccer, Uniglobe Vision Travel will provide corporate travel support to BC Soccer as well as a number of beneficial programs directly aimed at recognizing and rewarding youth soccer participants.  

For more information www.uniglobevisiontravel.com


 

There are a number of funding programs and grants that BC Soccer members and soccer participants can access.


ViaSport

ViaSport British Columbia is a not-for-profit organization created in 2011 as a legacy of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games with the mandate to increase awareness, opportunity and participation in sport across the province at every stage of life and in every community.  Formerly the BC Sport Agency, ViaSport is the sport connection to the BC Provincial Sport Branch.

There are a number of funds and grant aid programs that BC Soccer member groups may wish to take advantage of.

For more information


Gaming Funding

British Columbians may choose to participate in a broad range of gaming activities, such as major lotteries, horse racing, slot machines and table games in casinos, and local licensed gaming events such as 50/50 draws.  The ministry's Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch regulates all gaming in British Columbia, including the operations of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, which conducts and manages commercial gaming in the province.

Find more information

BC Soccer gratefully acknowledges the financial support the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development.


BC Athlete Assistance Program

The BC Athlete Assistance Program (BC AAP) is an athlete-centered program funded by the Provincial Government which provides a system of recognition and financial support for BC's high performance athletes.

The intent of the program is to provide support:
- to athletes in the “training to compete” and “training to win” stages of Canadian Sport for Life – Long Term Athlete Development Model;
- to contribute to improved performances of Team BC athletes at the Canada Games; and
- to increase the number of BC athletes reaching federal carding status thus expanding BC representation on national teams and at eligible major international multi-sport games.

The Provincial Government determines the amount each organization receives on a yearly basis.


KidSport

KidSport was established in 1993 by Sport BC. KidSport is a community based sport-funding program that provides grants for children 18 and under to participate in a sport season of their choice. There are 40 community chapters in BC and over 175 chapters across Canada. With the help from dedicated corporate partners, KidSport works to fulfill its mission of eliminating the financial barriers to sport participation, ‘So ALL Kids Can Play!’

For details of the Kidsport program


 

BC Soccer 2017/2018 Year in Review

Download an electronic copy of the 2017-2018 Year in Review

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BC Soccer 2016/2017 Year in Review

Download an electronic copy of the 2016-2017 Year in Review

BC Soccer 2015/2016 Year in Review

Download an electronic copy of the 2015-2016 Year in Review

BC Soccer 2014/2015 Year in Review

Download an electronic copy of the 2014-2015 Year in Review

BC Soccer 2013/14 Year in Review

Download an electronic copy of the 2013-2014 Year in Review

BC Soccer 2012/13 Year in Review

Download an electronic copy of the 2012-2013 Year in Review

BC Soccer 2011/12 Year in Review  

Download an electronic copy of the 2011-2012 Year in Review

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