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BC Soccer Association
250-3410 Lougheed Highway, Vancouver, BC, V5M 2A4
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday (8:30AM to 4:30PM PST)

General Inquiries
Telephone: 604.299.6401
Fax: 604.299.9610

The operation of BC Soccer is aportioned to three departments: 1) Soccer Development, 2) Community Development and 3) Business.

The Soccer Development Department is responsible for the oversight of all soccer development related activities and initiatives including coach education and development, player initiatives and development, on field programs and services, and club development.

The Community Development Department is responsible for all member service related activities, including governance, risk management, competitions, refereeing, and member/community relations, etc.

The Business Department is responsible for all communications, marketing, and financial related activities.

If your question is regarding any of these areas, please click on the appropriate staff contacts link below to view a listing of staff members who support these areas and their contact information.

The BC Soccer Board of Directors are elected volunteers from across BC that provide the strategic direction for the association.  Directors are also chairs and/or active members of various BC Soccer committees and working groups.  Please click on the Board of Directors link below to view a complete listing of directors, their contact information and the geographical region they are assigned to.  For more information on BC Soccer’s committees and working groups, please click here.

President and Executive Director

Gayle Statton, President

Chair of the board of directors, responsible for oversight of the association and supervises the board of directors in the execution of their duties and the Executive Director in the execution of his duties.

Jason Elligott, Executive Director

Senior staff member, responsible for operational oversight of the association and directly supervises the staff directors in the execution of thier duties.


We encourage you to view the information below on who best to contact to ensure your inquiry is handled by the most appropriate person within our association and in a timely manner.

Community Development Department Staff Contacts

TBA, Director of Community Development   
Responsible for the oversight of all member services and the community development staff team

Ryan McQuillan, Member Services & Competitions Coordinator, Ext. 2355

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- BC Soccer Competitions, including regional play-downs and championships at a Provincial and National level
- Player Registration
- Member Inquiries
- Participant Insurance

Nicole Laird, Governance & Judicial Coordinator, Ext. 2353

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- Judicial, including Discipline, Appeals and Protests  
- Member Compliance
- New Membership Applications, including Associate Members 
- Rules and Regulations

Lynda Mulder, Referee Programs Coordinator, Ext. 1416

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- Referee Clinic requests/offerings - Small Sided, Entry Level, Refresher Clinics, Provincial Upgrades
- Annual Referee Registration, including CSA Reporting
- Risk Management & Criminal Record Checks
- Scholarship and Awards

Igor Cvetkovski, Referee Assignor & Development Coordinator / BCSPL Referee Manager, Ext. 2365

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- Assigning referees for matches/events including Provincial Cup (Adult and Youth), Canada West University games, U.S. Soccer development league, Whitecaps FC programs, BC Summer games and cross-member Integration initiatives
- Assigning assessors (assessments and mentorships)
- Grassroots referee programs/initiatives, including Regional Development Program and overseeing Referee Development Officer activity, Head Referee Certification, in-club education session content
- Assignment, education, and development of referees with the BC Soccer Premier League

Jose Branco, Referee Development Coordinator, Ext. 2356

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- Referee programs/initiatives, including, Candidates Program, Provincial Referee Excellence Program (PREP)
- Education of Referee Instructors and Assessors, including Annual Referee Instructor/Assessor Symposium 
- Annual Refresher Clinic content, Referee re-classification, Referee fitness


Soccer Development Department Staff Contacts

Chris Cerroni, Director of Soccer Development, Ext. 2359

Responsible for the oversight of all soccer development initiatives and the Soccer Development staff team

Rob Csabai, Manager of Coaching Development, Ext. 6347

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- Coaching Development, including curriculum development, administering and delivering B and License Coaching Program
- Training of regional course Facilitators supporting all environments
- Regional Tier 3 League

Luca Dalla Pace, Soccer Development Officer, Ext. 2351

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- Player Development Programming
- BC Soccer Provincial Program (Primary)
- BC Soccer Premier League (Secondary)

Mike Salmon, Soccer Development Officer, Ext. 2367

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- Player Development Programming
- BC Soccer Premier League (Primary)
- BC Soccer Provincial Program (Secondary)

Alfonso Munoz, Soccer Development Officer, Ext. 2358

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- Province wide development initiatives, including Charter Program, Grants Program, Festivals and Workshops
- Support delivery of coach education
- Support the delivery of provincial requirements associated with the BC Summer Games

Connor Smith, Coaching Development Administrator, Ext. 2362

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- Coordinate Coaching Course requests/offerings, including, Active Start, FUNdamentals, Learn to Train, Soccer for Life, B Pre-Test, B Provincial, including NCCP / CSA Reporting
- Online coach database
- Point of contact for coaching course related inquiries


Business Department Staff Contact

Stephen Wurz, Director of Finance, Ext. 1412

Responsible for all aspects of day to day financial operations of BC Soccer and manages financial forecasting, reporting and budgeting

Vedrana Bikaljevic, Finance Assistant, Ext. 2357

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- Accounts receivable and accounts payable

Peter Schaad, Marketing and Communications Officer, Ext. 2354

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- Marketing
- Branding
- Newsletters
- Website
- Social Media
- Media Relations
- Press Releases
- Member and wider soccer community communications


Board of Directors

Board Liaison Program
BC Soccer’s is committed to operating in a collaborative manner with its membership. To support this, BC Soccer established the Board Liaison Program which is designed to install one or two BC Soccer board of directors per regional area as points of contact for member organizations to more effectively communicate what BC Soccer is working towards whilst providing an additional way for members to provide feedback to BC Soccer. CLICK HERE for more information on the BC Soccer Board Liaison Program.

November 2020 Update - post 2020 AGM, the board is working to reassign liasion regions and once completed the below will be updated accordingly. Regions not currently assigned include: Northern BC, Tri-Cities & Alouette, Fraser Valley, and South Fraser.

Gayle Statton, President                    
Liaison: BC

Carlos Grosso, First Vice President
Liaison: BC

Chris Appleby, Vice President Finance
Liaison: North Shore

Deb Pudek, Vice President Youth
Liaison: All Youth Districts

Ralph Luongo, Vice President Adult
Liaison: All Adult Leagues

John Charlton, Director
Liaison: South Vancouver Island

Don Dancey, Director
Liaison: Vancouver & Richmond

Landon Ling, Director  
Liaison: TBA

Peter Lonergan, Director
Liaison: TBA

Don Moslin, Director
Liaison: North & Upper Vancouver Island

Leanna Napolitano, Director
Liaison: Burnaby

John O'Flynn, Director
Liaison: TBA

Francisco Rubio, Director
Liaison: Okanagan & Kootenays

Melissa Tancredi, Director
Liaison: TBA

About BC Soccer

Established in 1907, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sports organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer-specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants, consisting of registered players, coaches, referees, administrators and soccer leaders. 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.

Safe Sport Statement

BC Soccer believes that everyone involved in soccer has the right to participate in safe and inclusive environments free of abuse, harassment, discrimination, and to enjoy the sport at whatever level or capacity they participate in.

The welfare of everyone involved in soccer is the foremost consideration and in particular, the protection of children in the sport is the responsibility of everyone involved.