Game Officials

VanU runs clinics for those who want to become game officials (referees and assistant referees) in early September. To referee small sided games (U9 and U10) you must be at least 12 years old to take the Small Sided Games course. You can also be an assistant ref (linesman or lineswoman) at this age once you've taken the same course. To be a game official for U11 to U18 games you must take the Entry Level Referee Clinic. You can see BC Soccer Referee Rules and Regulations here.
For general questions about becoming a referee at VanU please contact Emad Ghashghaee at

BC Soccer has approved our application for an Entry Level Course.  Please see below course details. Please let me know whom I should contact to get this information out to the (eligible) members.  I will send this out to the existing referee pool.

Entry Level Course

Webinar date: Tuesday, September14, 6:30-9:30 PM via Zoom

In-person (on field): Sunday, September19, 9am-12PM University Hill Turf

How to register - New referees

How to register- Current referees

Further Clinic Information

Participant Package

We are working on running a Small Sided Games course and will advise everyone when that has been approved by BC Soccer.