BC Soccer says the Nelson Soccer Association has set itself apart among the province’s clubs. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson Soccer Association achieves provincial standard

The NSA is the first Interior association to receive BC Soccer’s Club Charter Standard 1

The Nelson Soccer Association (NSA) has met a provincial standard for excellence among soccer organizations.

The NSA is the first Interior association to receive BC Soccer’s Club Charter Standard 1, which recognizes a high baseline for governance, administration and technical development.

NSA president Chuck Bennett said the standard doesn’t have much practical value, but it does promote the quality of the city’s biggest sports organization.

“It just means this is how we operate,” said Bennett. “I think it sets us aside from other sports organizations in terms of what we do… We want to be excellent, we want to be the program of excellence.”

Bennett said the organization has been working toward meeting the standard since his predecessor Kerry Dyck was in charge. Criminal background checks for every volunteer and certain qualifications for all coaches are among the requirements.

“It just [says] your organization has best practices and excellence in what it’s doing in terms of certification for coaches, which is really important right? The quality of volunteer coaches who have had a certain level of instruction in what we’re trying to do.”

Related: Nelson Soccer hopes to start construction on turf field next year



tyler.harper@nelsonstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Officer shot, man arrested after standoff near Argenta

The officer suffered non-life threatening injuries

PLACE NAMES: More Nelson neighbourhoods

Parklands among lost Nelson neighbourhood names

Books for Kids campaign aiming for $30,000

The fundraising is for free books and literacy programs for thousands of children

‘If we do nothing, the herd will certainly be extirpated’: Caribou maternity pen proposed in Nakusp

The Arrow Lakes Caribou Society is waiting for a response from the province

‘Unity Sailing’ presses for end to ferry dispute

Over 100 people protested the ongoing labour action

B.C.’s rural paramedic program expands, with home support

Advanced care ambulance staff added for six communities

Heiltsuk Nation open first Big House in 120 years in northern B.C.

Opening means the community now has an appropriate space for spiritual and ceremonial events

Singh says NDP would form coalition with the Liberals to stop Tories

Singh was in a Liberal-held riding Sunday afternoon in Surrey where he was pressed about his post-election intentions

‘My heart goes out to the mother’: B.C. dad reacts to stabbing death of Ontario boy

Carson Crimeni, who was also 14, was bullied relentlessly, his dad says

BC Ferries filling up fast with post-Thanksgiving weekend travellers

Monday anticipated to be busiest day of the weekend

‘Wham-bam out the door’: Surrey man’s front yard left ruined by scamming landscaper

Resident warns neighbours to be careful of door-to-door salesmen

The one with the ‘Friends’ photoshoot: Kelowna group recreates TV show intro

A friend’s departure prompted them to create something that really says, “I’ll be there for you”

Canadian Snowbirds plane crashes before air show in Atlanta

Pilot lands safely after ejecting from jet

Man caught throwing away election signs in Fernie, ordered to put them back

Man told RCMP he had ‘no faith in government’

Most Read