Annual Player Fees
The following is an explanation of the 2023 Annual Football Membership fees:
$15 per season
Football Canada is the governing body for ALL football in Canada. In June 2016, BC became a member of Football Canada in order to benefit from all national programs. BC has input at a national level regarding rules & player development plus participating at all national sanctioned events. Membership is mandatory and has to be done first at 2019 National Registration via the BCPFA website.
BC Provincial Football Association (BCPFA)
$28 ($13 BCPFA membership & $10 insurance & $5 coach fee)
The BCPFA is our Provincial governing body for ALL Football in BC. This includes the BCCFA, BCFC Junior Football, BCFOA and UBC. They manage the required Insurance, U16 Western Challenge and U18 Canada cup teams, and will be implementing some new Football Canada programs (go to the website for more information). This fee is paid automatically when you register with your local club, and has always been built into Registration.
Standardized two-year age categories and designations are set by Football Canada and athletes must be UNDER the age on December 31st of the current year (ie. an athlete cannot play in the U16 division if they are turning 16 in that calendar year).
Age groups for 2023:
U8 (Mini): 2016+ 2017
U10 (Atom): 2014 + 2015
U12 (Peewee): 2012 + 2013
U14 (Junior Bantam): 2010 + 2011
U16 (Bantam): 2008 + 2009
U18 (Midget): 2006 + 2007
Adult (18+): 2005 and older
*Players must play in their age group UNLESS they fall under one of the following two exemptions:
1) If a player has no participation pathway, they can be moved to a different age group pending the approval of the BCPFA
2) If the current age category does not fit the developmental age of the player, they can be moved up or down an age category pending the approval of the BCPFA