BC Soccer Association Update March 26, 2020
Our collective communities continue to feel the impacts of COVID-19. As we have expressed previously, we are working to provide information and updates to our members (full and associate) and affiliated soccer clubs to best support them during this rapidly changing and unprecedented times.
We have heard from many organizational leaders and individuals within our soccer and sporting communities, all expressing similar concerns; everything from when we will get back to playing our sport, to ensuring the health/safety of our people is the priority, to the economic impact COVID-19 will have on our sector in both the short and longer-term. These concerns are not lost on us and we share them with you, not only in our province with our members, clubs, and communities but also across the country. We too are working through this difficult, uncertain and unpreceded time with optimism for when we will get back to some form of soccer normalcy soon.
Announcements have been made at the federal and provincial government levels over the last few days/weeks, speaking to the economic impact of COVID-19 on businesses and individuals. To help support our members, affiliated clubs and the people within our communities, we have listed below some of the items that may support you while managing your soccer organization during this uncertain time.
As we all know the situation is changing on a daily basis, therefore, we have used our best efforts to have the most up to date information for you, however, we suggest you use the links provided to ensure the information is the most current.
Please see original article for links to government resources at https://bcsoccer.net/news/post/covid-19-update-sharing-information-during-uncertain-times
Updated March 23, 2020
Dear Club Families.
In these unprecedented times we understand there is much concern and uncertainty over the future.
To achieve social distancing recommended by our health professionals as of March 13th BC Soccer has suspended all soccer activities including practices and games for all our teams. March 22nd the City of Port Coquitlam closed all sports fields.
The club has started planning such that when soccer can resume, we will be ready to quickly get back to “normal”. BCSA suspension includes all activity to at least the end of April. We hope soccer and most of our normal daily activities will be returning to normal thereafter.
We will have a revised tentative schedule out by April 15th hoping for activity in May and June. Evaluations will be delayed starting in May, and spring programs to run in May and June.
Online registration for next season is currently open. To provide assurance to those who have registered already, should the season be cancelled, fees will be refunded. Our “Fee Increase” deadline is also being extended to July 1st at the earliest.
In the meantime, we encourage players to stay active. In the coming weeks our Technical Director Oliver Heald will have some activities and fun challenges that you can practice at home, watch our social media channels for details.
The board and staff would like to assure that the health and safety of all players and their families is our first priority – there are more important things than soccer, and the game we enjoy will be here when life returns to normal.
UPDATE March 13, 2020
Due to The CSA and BC Soccer recent notice regarding all organized soccer activities in BC, we will be suspending all Club on-field activities until further notice.
PCEFC puts the health and safety of its members as its first priority and will continue to monitor this situation going forward.
More information can be found on BC Soccer’s Website HERE