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Update to BC Soccer Memo re: Provincial Health Authority Update


Hello NDFC Members,

As of today, BC Soccer is advising of one change for sanctioned soccer activity in BC which is highlighted in red:

  • The Order is effective until December 7, 2020 at midnight.

  • The Order applies to all regions of the Province.

  • Indoor and Outdoor soccer can occur under the current BC Soccer Phase 2 Guidelines (where soccer has been since the cohort model was introduced) with the following added restrictions:

o No spectators are permitted.

o Team travel (and refereeing assignments) must be limited to stay within each city/municipality. In the case where there is a city and municipality or two or more municipalities in the same area, we consider them combined as one (i.e. Township of Langley and City of Langley are considered one). For clarity, this means team travel (and referee assignments) to, from, and between cities/municipalities can not occur. Team location is based on the team's parent club/organization location. The only exemption is noted on the BC Government website.

Please note that once the final Order is written and available, along with ViaSport’s clarification, we may be forced to adjust further.

Based on the above clarification from BC Soccer, we are happy to let you know that all players and coaches living outside of Delta that are registered with NDFC can continue to practice and coach with their respective teams!

We appreciate that over the last couple of days, there has been much confusion and frustration over the direction that has been communicated to you regarding the interpretation of the provincial health authorities' direction. Please know that NDFC never lost sight of the impact that individual player and coach restrictions would have on our club, and we made our concerns clear to our governing bodies. We are happy that BC Soccer has reinterpreted the PHO's orders, and given us the go-ahead to continue to offer our programming to ALL of its members.

Thank you to everyone for your patience and cooperation!

Regards,

NORTH DELTA FC

Gurdip Ibarra, President