Update June 1st, 2020 -
BC Soccer has informed its Full/Associate Members and Affiliated Soccer Clubs, that Canada Soccer has approved the province’s Return to Play Phase 1 recommendations and guidelines. The plan was also presented to our Provincial Government through ViaSport.
ViaSport has requested that BC Soccer not release our Return to Play plan until they have released their “Sport Sector Guidelines for Returning to Sport”. It is unclear when those guidelines will be made public, as they are in the government approval process.
Once we are able to distribute our Phase 1 plan, we won’t immediately announce it publicly, in order to give our Members and Affiliated Clubs/Organizations time to review and digest the information internally.
We appreciate that this may not be the update that some were hoping for, however, we must ensure we are following the appropriate steps to ensure a safe and responsible gradual return to soccer occurs. We thank the soccer community in BC for its continued patience and understanding through this complex process.
If you’re interested, you’ll find the full memo to our Members and Affiliated Clubs HERE.
About BC Soccer
BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body with the mission to govern, promote and develop the game of soccer in British Columbia in a professional and progressive manner. 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. 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.
BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,200 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators, and soccer leaders. Working with its 40 member Youth Districts and 11 Adult Leagues as well as their affiliate member clubs, BC Soccer operates under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer’s vision is to ensure every British Columbian has the opportunity to be involved in soccer as part of a lifelong commitment to an active, healthy and involved lifestyle.
Update March 13th, 2020
BC Soccer halts sanctioned soccer activity for events of 250 people or more while continuing to empower local organizations regarding COVID-19
March 12, 2020
Attention: BC Soccer Membership (and affiliated soccer clubs)
From: BC Soccer Association
Re: COVID-19 update
As of March 12, 2020, with the growing and unprecedented uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 health pandemic, and in accordance with the BC Health Minister Adrian Dix’s directive, BC Soccer is advising all members and affiliated clubs to not proceed with sanctioned soccer activity where there will be 250 or more people in attendance, including players, officials, team staff, parents, spectators, etc. and to limit all non-essential travel outside of Canada.
You can read the FULL memo below: