BC Soccer Launches Club Charter Program

BC Soccer Appoints Matt Thomas, Regan Mostat and Andrew Latham as Club Charter Leads

Vancouver BC, February 9, 2016 – BC Soccer officially launches their new BC Soccer Club Charter Program and Club Charter Website. Along with the launch of the program and website, BC Soccer would also like to announce the appointment of Matt Thomas, Reagan Mostat and Andrew Latham as Club Charter Leads.  The Club Charter Leads will be helping make all clubs aware of the program and will provide added support to clubs who opt into the BC Soccer club charter program by helping them understand the criteria, and support them through the application process.

“We are very excited to Launch the new BC Soccer Club Charter Program, a program which is open to all BC Soccer member affiliate clubs,” said Roger Barnes, BC Soccer President. “Regardless of size or location, all affiliate member clubs in BC will be able to reach Club Charter Standard One with support from BC Soccer and we encourage all clubs to opt-in.”

BC Soccer’s free Club Charter Program is designed to assist and support members and their affiliated soccer clubs with the objective of providing players, parents, referees and coaches assurance that a charter club is operating and meeting set standards, while also creating a supportive environment for clubs across BC to improve its operation both on and off the field. The BC Soccer Club Charter Program will consist of three progressions with Standard One being available in 2016 and Standard Two and Standard Three being available in 2017 and 2018.  Standard One of the Club Charter Program has been designed to be achievable by all BC Soccer members and their affiliate clubs.  The Program’s criteria will be based on three top line categories being, Technical, Governance, and Administration and to support the clubs in achieving the standards BC Soccer has appointed three Club Charter Leads

“We want to welcome Matt Thomas, Regan Mostat, and Andrew Latham to BC Soccer as Club Charter Leads,” said Jason Elligott, BC Soccer Executive Director. “Each of them brings a wealth of knowledge and experience within soccer and we know they will be very valuable assets to each of the clubs who opt in to the BC Soccer Club Charter Program.”

Matt Thomas is a Master Learning Facilitator and currently holds his UEFA ‘A’ License. Andrew Latham is a Master Learning Facilitator and currently holds his Canada Soccer A National License. Reagan Mostat is a Master Learning Facilitator and currently holds his Canada Soccer B Provincial License.  All three Club Charter Leads also have a significant amount of experience working with clubs in BC and Canada and are valuable resources for clubs who have questions or concerns related to Technical, Administrative or Governance aspects of the game.