Staff & Board / Contact Us

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 - Email: info@bcsoccer.net


BC Soccer operations is apportioned into three departments:

The Finance & Administration Department is back-end office focused and responsible for all financial, back-end administration for the association including player registration risk management and all other office related activities.

The Soccer Operations Department is member support and front facing focused and responsible for all member service-related activities, including governance, competitions, member/community relations, grants, club licensing, and member/public communications.

The Soccer Development Department is developmentally focused and responsible for the oversight of all soccer development related activities, programs, and initiatives specific to player, coach and refereeing.

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 providing strategic direction for BC Soccer. Some directors also chair and/or active members of various BC Soccer committees.  Please click on the Board of Directors link below to view the directors, their contacts and the geographical region they are assigned to.  For more information on BC Soccer’s committees, please click here.


President and Executive Director

Gayle Statton, President
gaylestatton (at) bcsoccer.net

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
jasonelligott@bcsoccer.net

Senior staff member, ultimately responsible for operational oversight of the association, directly supervises the staff directors in the execution of their duties and supports the board and President in their activities


 

Please view the information below on who best to contact to ensure your inquiry is handled by the most appropriate person.

Soccer Operations Staff Contacts

Gabriel Assis, Director of Soccer Operations
gabrielassis@bcsoccer.net, Ext. 2352

Responsible for the oversight of all member services and the associated staff team


Soleil Heaney, Manager of Member Services
soleilheaney@bcsoccer.net, Ext. 2353

Nicole Laird, Manager of Member Services (Maternity Leave)
nicolelaird@bcsoccer.net, Ext. 2353

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- Membership and governance related activity and oversight
- Member Compliance
- New Membership Applications, including Associate Members 
- Rules and Regulations


TBA, Competitions Senior Coordinator
 

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- BC Soccer Competitions, including regional play-downs and championships at a Provincial and National level
- Support the delivery of provincial requirements associated with the BC Summer Games


Reid Calder, Club Engagement Coordinator
reidcalder@bcsoccer.net, Ext. 2358

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- Club Licensing,
- Development Grants Program,
- Scholarship and Awards,
- Regional support and visits


Peter Schaad, Marketing and Communications Senior Coordinator
peterschaad@bcsoccer.net, Ext. 2354

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


Sian Bagshawe, League 1 BC General Manager
sianbagshawe@bcsoccer.net

Appropriate contact for all things League 1 BC.


Soccer Development Staff Contacts

Chris Cerroni, Director of Soccer Development     
chriscerroni@bcsoccer.net, Ext. 2359

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


Rob Csabai, Manager of Coaching Development
robcsabai@bcsoccer.net, Ext. 6347

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- Coaching Development, including curriculum development, administering and delivery of coaching courses, diploma workshops and coach mentorship programs
- Training of regional course Facilitators supporting all environments


Kyla Di Perna, Referee Programs Manager
kyladiperna@bcsoccer.net

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- Referee Development Programming and Programs including Instructor/Assessor Development and referee specific activity.


Hagen Herold, Referee Development Coordinator 
hagenherold@bcsoccer.net

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- Referee Development Programming administration activity.


Connor Smith, Soccer Development Coorinator
connorsmith@bcsoccer.net, Ext. 2362

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to the administration for all referee and coaching educational course and clinic offerings, including but not limited to:
- Coaching Course requests/offerings, including, Active Start, FUNdamentals, Learn to Train, Soccer for Life, C License, including NCCP / CSA Reporting
- Online coach database
- Referee Clinic requests/offerings, including Small Sided, Entry Level, Refresher Clinics, Provincial Upgrades
- Annual Referee Registration and CRC


Luca Dalla Pace, Player Development Senior Coordinator
lucadallapace@bcsoccer.net, Ext. 2351

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


Mike Salmon, Player Development Senior Coordinator
michaelsalmon@bcsoccer.net, Ext. 2367

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- Player Development Programming, guidelines and curriculum (all ages)
- BC Soccer Premier League (Primary)
- BC Soccer Provincial Program (Secondary)


Matt Holbrook, BCSPL General Manager
matt@bcspl.ca

Appropriate contact for all things BCSPL.


Finance & Administration Staff Contact

Stephen Wurz, Director of Finance & Administration    
stephenwurz@bcsoccer.net, Ext. 1412

Responsible for all aspects of day to day financial operations of BC Soccer and manages financial forecasting, reporting and budgeting, along with overall administration for the association including Risk Management and Insurance


Vedrana Bikaljevic, Finance Assistant    
vedranabikaljevic@bcsoccer.net, Ext. 2357

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


Farideh Zarei, Administrative Coordinator
faridehzarei@bcsoccer.net, Ext, 6401

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- Member form submissions
- Risk management, including criminal record checks
- Player registration
- General member inquiries, including inurance


 

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.

Gayle Statton, President                    
Liaison: BC
gaylestatton (at) bcsoccer.net


Carlos Grosso, First Vice President
Liaison: BC
carlosgrosso (at) bcsoccer.net

Chris Appleby, Vice President Finance
Liaison:
South Fraser
chrisappleby (at) bcsoccer.net
604-787-6768  

Deb Pudek, Vice President Youth
Liaison:
Northern, Thompson Okanagan, Cariboo and Kootenays
debpudek (at) bcsoccer.net
604-916-3411 

Ralph Luongo, Vice President Adult
Liaison: All Adult Leagues (full and associate members)
ralphluongo (at) bcsoccer.net
604-931-4555

John Charlton, Director
Liaison:
Fraser Valley & North Shore
johncharlton (at) bcsoccer.net
250-474-5506

Don Dancey, Director
Liaison:
Vancouver & Richmond
dondancey (at) bcsoccer.net
778-388-5447

Landon Ling, Director  
Liaison:
South Fraser
landonlin (at) bcsoccer.net

Peter Lonergan, Director
Liaison:
Vancouver & Richmond
peterlonergan (at) bcsoccer.net

Don Moslin, Director
Liaison:
Lower and Upper Vancouver Island
donmoslin (at) bcsoccer.net
250-802-4438 


John O'Flynn, Director
Liaison:
Burnaby & North Fraser
johnoflynn (at) bcsoccer.net

Francisco Rubio, Director
Liaison:
Northern, Thompson Okanagan, Cariboo and Kootenays
franciscorubio (at) bcsoccer.net

Fraser Sim, Director
Liaison:
Lower and Upper Vancouver Island
frasersim (at) bcsoccer.net

Tamara Van den Brink, Director
Liaison:
Fraser Valley & North Shore
tamaravandenbrink (at) bcsoccer.net


About BC Soccer

Established in 1904, 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.