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, the governance structure it operates in, how it is funded and view all the activity it facilitates across the year as noted in the annual Year in Review section.  

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)
105 Affiliated Soccer Clubs (approximately)

Registered Players:
90,000 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: 18 (January 2019)

Suppliers & Sponsors


 

    

Sportwear 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.com




Legal Services - Alexander Holburn Beaudin and Lang LLP 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




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


Awards and Recogination Services - Clarkes Recognition Products is a full service awards company. For more information www.clarkesawards.com/


Program Partners



Title sponsor for 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


Sport Development Partners




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 and Community Development. For more information www.whitecapsfc.com



Soccer Governing Body

Globally, soccer’s governance structure stems from the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). FIFA has 211 member national soccer associations (federations) responsible for the governance, oversight, and development of soccer within their respective country.

In Canada, FIFA’s member is the Canadian Soccer Association (Canada Soccer), which has 13 provincial/territorial member associations. The British Columbia Soccer Association (BC Soccer) is Canada Soccer’s member for BC and is the governing body responsible for the governance, promotion, and development of soccer in the province of British Columbia. BC Soccer is required to comply with Canada Soccer bylaws, rules, regulations and policies along with adherence to FIFA’s overarching bylaws, statutes, and policies.

BC Soccer’s membership comprises forty Youth District Associations and twelve Adult Leagues, with approximately 100 affiliated soccer clubs forming the membership of the Districts and Leagues. Each organization is a separate society with their own constitution, articles, rules and policies they must comply with, along with the higher governing bodies’ articles/regulations. Combined, all these organizations operate soccer for approximately the 115,000 players across BC.

For more information on Canada Soccer – CLICK HERE


Provincial Bodies / Funders

At the provincial level, from a funding perspective, BC Soccer is also accountable to and governed by Via Sport; the BC Provincial Government branch responsible for all Provincial Sport Organizations. BC Soccer must adhere to various annual regulatory/compliance items and meet expectations to continue to receive annual core funding.

Via Sport has additional grants and services that BC Soccer member and affiliate organization may take advantage of. For more detailed information on Via Sport – CLICK HERE.


BC Soccer also annually applies for a Community Gaming Grant from the BC Gaming Branch. In order to annually receive this funding, BC Soccer must additionally comply with and meet the branch’s regulatory/compliance items.

The BC Gaming Branch has additional grants and services that BC Soccer member and affiliate organization may take advantage of. Community Gaming Grants support eligible not-for-profit organizations that deliver community programs that benefit the citizens of British Columbia. For more detailed information – CLICK HERE.

BC Soccer gratefully acknowledges the financial support from the Province of British Columbia.  

 

BC Soccer 2018/2019 Year in Review

View an electronic version of the 2018-2019 Year in Review

Click below to watch a video snap-shot of the BC Soccer Year in Review

BC Soccer 2017/2018 Year in Review

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

Click below to watch a video snap-shot of the BC Soccer Year in Review

 

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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