Chilliwack FC News

Small Sided Referee Clinic – June 2021

May 12, 2021

Ever thought of becoming a referee?
If you’re 12 years of age or older, you are eligible to register for the BC Soccer Small Sided Referee Certification Clinic. Those 14 years of age or older can register for the Entry Level Clinic scheduled for May 30.
The first step in the process is now easier than ever with the launch of the NEW BC Soccer Virtual Referee Clinics.
Once you pass a course, you will receive your badge and be allowed to referee in the corresponding levels. CFC assigns games based on availability, comfort and skill level. The goal of the Chilliwack FC Referee Development Program is to assign games that challenge referees and allow them to learn and grow their skill set at the same time. The CFC mentors will assist with educating, teaching and training the referees throughout the season and continue encouraging, guiding and supporting them as they progress in their refereeing careers.
Chilliwack FC is hosting a Small Sided Referee Clinic in June and the referee mentors want to invite any young people interested in refereeing for CFC to attend the course. Please contact the referee mentors if you have any questions about refereeing or the referee clinics. The course registration details are below:
Small Sided Referee Clinics

The Small Sided Referee Clinic teaches the basics of soccer refereeing and it is offered to individuals who are no less than 12 years of age. Once an individual is successful in passing this clinic, they are classified as a Small Sided Referee and they can officiate in matches up to the Under-12 age group.

The updated delivery of the 2021 Small Sided Referee clinic will focus on the latest Small Sided Rules teaching materials, and delivery of the clinic has been revised to consist of:

1. Online theory component: Two 2-hour scheduled webinar (zoom) sessions, with an online exam, followed by;

2. On-field practical component: One 2-hour on-field session – not currently available, to be determined once Provincial Health restrictions have been progressively loosened and/or on-field practical sessions are permitted. Please note that a FOX 40 (pealess) whistle will be required for each student attending Small Sided practical sessions.

Pre-requisite: Minimum 12 Years old
Clinic Length: 6 hours (4 online plus 2 on-field TBA)
Online Learning Dates: Friday, June 11 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm and Sunday, June 13 from 10am -12pm

Clinic Fee: $40.00 (plus $4.46 user/system processing fee) Clinic information for participants: CLICK HERE

Schedule of Clinics and Registration: CLICK HERE

Entry Level Referee Clinic – May 30

April 27, 2021

BC Soccer has revamped the referee certification courses in order to make them more accessible for everyone across the province. They have created a hybrid learning system which now includes self-paced online modules and exam for each course; plus theory (via Zoom) and practical (on-field; TBA) components that will be facilitated and taught by BC Soccer referee instructors.

If you know of anyone interested in becoming a referee or upgrading/re-certifying as a soccer official, please encourage them to visit our Referees page to apply. We’re encouraging all our Chilliwack referees, 14 years of age or older, to take the entry-level course. Chilliwack FC has booked our course for May 30.

The Entry Level Referee Clinic is the entry point into 11 a-side soccer. Once an individual is successful in passing this clinic they will be classified as a Youth Referee (if they are 14 or 15 years old) or a District Referee (if they are 16 years old or older). The updated delivery of the 2021 Entry Level Referee clinic will focus on the latest FIFA teaching materials.

Please click on the link here for the latest information on the revised courses and registration details. If you have any questions, please contact Angela Pellerin.

New 8 A Side League added to Fall lineup

April 26, 2021

Keeping in step with our 2021-2025 Strategic Plan, Chilliwack FC is excited to announce a new Fall program being added to our existing lineup. Designed specifically to attract players from ages 10 to 18 who want to “play the beautiful game” in a fun and competitive environment, but without the commitment of a full soccer season and travel outside of our community for games.
The Chilliwack FC Fall 8 A Side League will run from September to December with all games played exclusively in Chilliwack. Training will take place one night a week and will be led by one of Chilliwack FC’s Staff Coaches. Volunteer facilitators will only be needed on game days to help run the games. All training and games will take place on grass fields.
Cost for the new program is $225 and includes a game jersey. Players are required to supply their own black socks and black shorts.
Registration for all 2021 Fall season programming will open on Wednesday, April 28 online and at our office located at Townsend Park.

Chilliwack FC Fall Soccer Programming

Program Year of Birth Season Cost Game Days
U4 Kick Start 2018 Sept. to Dec. $70 Saturday
Mini-ball U5-U6 2016-2017 Sept. to Dec. $170 Saturday
Mini-ball U7-U10 2012-2015 Sept. to Dec. $200 Saturday
Fall Recreational Travel U11-U18 2004-2011 Sept. to Feb. $330 Boys – Saturday / Girls – Sunday
Fall Development Travel U11-U18 2004-2011 Sept. to Feb. $755 Boys – Saturday / Girls – Sunday
Fall 8 A Side League 2004-2011 Sept. to Dec. $225 Saturday*

*Tentative – Saturdays, but could play Sundays too dependent on registration.

Special General Meeting – June 8

April 23, 2021

Chilliwack FC will be holding a Special General Meeting, June 8, 2021 at 6:30pm via Zoom for the purpose of amending Bylaw 4e to reflect a change in our fiscal year-end from December 31 to June 30, effective for the six-month period ending June 30, 2021.

Click here to download a copy of the draft Constitution and Bylaws including the proposed amendment.

The change in fiscal year-end will better align our revenues and expenses to match with our program scheduling. The current year-end of December 31 falls in the middle of our biggest programs (Fall/Winter Development and Fall/Winter Recreational) so revenues are recorded in one year and half the expenses are recorded in the subsequent year. The change to a June 30th year-end will allow revenues and expenses to be properly matched for financial planning.

Per Bylaw 4h, “Constitutional or bylaw amendments shall be adopted only if approved by Special Resolution,” and per Bylaw 4i, “A Special General Meeting of the Association may be called by the Secretary on the instructions of the Chairperson,” and “shall be convened within forty-five (45) days of that request.”

Pre-registration for the Special General Meeting is required prior to June 1, 2021. All those who register and are eligible to attend will be contacted by June 1 with further instructions for joining the Zoom meeting.

Click here to register.

Summer 2021 Camps

April 20, 2021

The 2021 Chilliwack FC soccer season is just warming up! Players from U5-U14 are invited to join us for a fun week of summer soccer camps, July 12-16, at Townsend Park (Field A). For information and registration, CLICK HERE.