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Posted 5/29/2020 Ref # 6774

CONGRATULATIONS MAGGIE!


Congratulations to Maggie, a 2020 graduating player from the Richmond Girls Soccer Association. 

Click on the link to read about her great achievement.  


 
Posted 4/22/2020 Ref # 6773

PROGRAMMING UPDATE - April 2020


We hope everyone is doing well during this difficult time. All of us at the RGSA are disappointed that we are unable to be out on the pitch with you for our spring season and we look forward to getting back to the soccer field when it is safe.

In the meantime, we wanted to provide you with an update on our plans for the fall season and (fingers crossed) possible summer activities. During this time of physical distancing, our Training & Development staff and our volunteer coaches have been working together on finding creative ways to continue communicating with players. They have developed a variety of activities and exercises to keep everyone engaged and physically prepared for the eventual return of soccer. You may have already heard from your coaches directly and/or seen our posts on social media. We will continue this kind of virtual engagement until we are able to return to on-field activities.

As there is still so much uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, we have made the decision to delay registration for all programming and will not be requesting any kind of fee payment at this time.

We are keenly aware of the various financial and emotional concerns our families are dealing with and, as such, are looking at several different options that will ensure a smooth return to programming for all families when the time comes to open registration. Our staff and coaches are ready and able to get back into action on short notice and are prepared for this eventuality.

More than anything we want you to know that the RGSA is here for you. We are a part of your community and will resume our soccer programs whenever the time is right. But for now we want everyone to stay safe & stay healthy.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us at BoardofDirectors@richmondgirlssoccer.com.

Take care.

RGSA Board of Directors

 
Posted 4/2/2020 Ref # 6770

BC COASTAL SOCCER LEAGUE CANCELS 2020 COASTAL CUP

BC COASTAL SOCCER LEAGUE CANCELS 2020 COASTAL CUP

Memo from BCCSL:

With the current health situation in BC, the Coastal Cup committee regrets to inform all participants that the 2020 Coastal Cup has now been cancelled.

With timelines unknown for a return to play, we came to the unfortunate conclusion that there isn’t enough time to complete this regional playdown competition. As you may be aware, we are presently under a Provincial Health Order to restrict gatherings of more than 50 people, which is in place until May 30. That, in itself, would cancel our currently planned May rounds of play. It has also come to our attention that many city parks departments will not be issuing field permits until June at the earliest. 

If the health situation improves by May 15 with a return to play date known at that time, we may possibly re-evaluate an option to hold some version of the Coastal Cup. If we do, by chance, have the opportunity to play, any teams deciding not to participate will not be penalized for opting out of play. This decision was difficult, but to provide all participants with some certainty and clarity, it was felt the best option was to make this decision now so families can focus on what is important. 

How does this impact the currently scheduled games? 
All currently scheduled rounds of play have been deleted. 

Is the Provincial Cup still going to take place? 
BC Soccer owns and operates the Provincial Cup, and is currently monitoring the current crisis and how it might impact the Provincial Cup. 

Does this impact who qualifies for the Provincial Cup? 
With this cancellation of the Coastal Cup, we will be discussing options with BC Soccer around what the qualifying formula looks like if other regional competitions do occur and the Provincial Cup does indeed take place.


 
Posted 3/23/2020 Ref # 6771

2020 SPRING PROGRAMMING CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19


To all RGSA members,

Due to uncertainty and the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, we have made the decision to cancel all RGSA Spring Programming and provide full refunds for all fees paid. The cancellation includes our free Spring Break Camp, Spring Tournament Program, Spring Academy Program and the Friday Evening Academy.
 
We have chosen to provide refunds, rather than hold your money in trust against a potential rescheduled spring season, as we know this is a difficult time financially for many families and we hope this will help ease some stress.

We are working to provide refunds as quickly as possible but also ask for your patience in this process. If you paid by credit card, we will issue a refund cheque in order to avoid additional processing fees and mail it to the address you provided on your registration form.

If we are able to return to the field this spring we hope to offer a condensed program and look forward to welcoming all of our RGSA families back at that time.

As of right now, this decision does not impact Fall programming. 

If you have any questions please email us at BoardOfDirectors@richmondgirlssoccer.com

Please take care and stay safe.

RGSA Board of Directors

 
Posted 3/12/2020 Ref # 6769

BC SOCCER SUSPENDS SANCTIONED SOCCER ACTIVITIES

STATEMENT FROM BC SOCCER:

BC Soccer suspends sanctioned soccer activity regarding concerns over the spread of COVID-19

Over the last 24 hours there have been even more heightened concerns over the potential spread of COVID-19. Therefore, as of March 13, 2020, with this growing and unprecedented uncertainty surrounding this health pandemic, and in accordance with Canada Soccer’s direction, BC Soccer is directing all members and affiliated clubs to suspend all sanctioned soccer activities in the province until further notice.


BC Soccer sanctioned soccer activities include, but are not limited to, all competitions, training, practices, matches, coach and referee education and team building activities. The intent of this suspension is to limit situations of physical contact.  


BC Soccer restates that the health and safety of all participants in the soccer community in BC is of the utmost importance and is central to any decision-making process. Further, in the first instance, all involved in our sport should take direction from the appropriate health authorities, including the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Ministry of Health.


To ensure the health and safety of the players, coaches, match officials and administrators in BC, BC Soccer recommends that all Youth Districts, Adult Leagues, Associate Members and Affiliated Clubs communicate to their members that they will cease operations immediately and until further notice.


BC Soccer will continue to follow the guidelines set forth by the public health authorities, government agencies and soccer governing bodies and will provide appropriate updates as things continue to unfold.  


BC Soccer thanks you for your understanding while we work through this challenging and unprecedented time. We also want to take this opportunity to recognize the extra work that this decision is placing on the soccer community in BC.


Canada Soccer

CLICK HERE to view Canada Soccer’s March 13, 2020 announcement


Government


CLICK HERE to view the March 9, 2020 posting and CLICK HERE to view the March 12, 2020 posting regarding the concerns associated with COVID-19.