Unfortunately, I get to deliver the news on behalf of the LIWSA board, that after many attempts we now have to call it a season as of March 31st, 2021. The PHO has not lifted any outside restrictions and will review again April 19th. No time for us to move forward. We did manage however to get in almost one whole cohort in November while following all the rules put in place by the PHO and BC Soccer. We did well as an association showing an ability to work together, support each other and understanding the seriousness of this pandemic.
The LIWSA Board and I would like to say thanks to everyone for coming together and demonstrating such group strength. The power of unity is infinite and if kept positive it will clear a defined path for the future. Not just for us but also for all those that will follow us. Our season is at an end but our work is not, as now we begin to prepare hopefully for the fall.
Lets make sure we continue our fight against this pandemic follow all the guidelines put forth and continue to support others. Then if all gets accomplished and we can return to a normal year/season in the fall lets make it the best year possible.
Please take care, stay safe and keep fit! Any questions, comments, ideas or concerns you can always reach me, I will be available always. See most of you in September.
BC Soccer is excited to announce its new Female Coaching Framework which is a key objective of the 2024 strategic plan. The framework is designed to support female coaches with the aim to increase the number of female coaches at all levels and improve their ongoing development.
Of the Framework, Gayle Statton, BC Soccer President stated, "I am excited about the rollout of this program confirming our investment to develop, support and advance women in coaching. This program is the start of BC Soccer's commitment to create opportunities for women to develop their leadership skills."
The framework has three components:
1. Female Coach Mentorship Program
2. Female Development Lead Position
3. Female only participant led Community Coach Courses
Components will be implemented in accordance with the BC Health Authority restrictions.
The Female Mentorship Program was developed in collaboration with the Diversity & Inclusion committee as well as a female working group.