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Result of VYSA Special Meeting to Consider Amending Vancouver’s Metro Selects Policy

 

Dear Vancouver United Members,

The Board of Directors would like to thank its team officials for supporting the convening of a Special Meeting of VYSA’s Members to consider the issue of whether Metro Selects soccer programming should be opened up to the clubs in Vancouver.  We would also like to thank the approximately 150 team officials who traveled to near Marine Drive and Fraser Street last night to attend the meeting – an extraordinary display of your commitment to the youth soccer players in Vancouver. The Board of Directors, as always, is very grateful to all coaches, managers and parent volunteers for their dedication to our club and the game of soccer in Vancouver, and to you the parents and players of Vancouver United for your participation in this great game.

As reported by the VYSA, “approximately 510 individuals were present; with 458 eligible voting members. The motion required a simple majority of 230 to pass. The ballots were counted by BC Soccer Directors and it was announced that 185 voted yes, 260 voted no, there was one spoiled ballot and 12 blank ballots. The motion, therefore, was defeated.”

Although very disappointed by the result, Vancouver United respects the decision. There is no question that this district is full of people passionate about soccer and despite the result, we are hopeful that soccer in Vancouver will be improved by this issue having been brought forward. 

The Board of Directors remains committed to serving the interest of all of Vancouver United members.

If you have any questions about the foregoing, please contact any one of the following people: 

Craig Chiasson      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mark Monro           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ewen Cameron      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mike Mosher          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gregor Young        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mark Cylwa            This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Paul Chapman       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Vancouver United’s Board of Directors