Safety Issue – Covering Knees with Pads

Fellow officials,

Please read the following safety issue regarding knee pads.

  • Rule 1-5-e states “Pants which completely cover the knees, thigh guards and knee pads and any portion of any knee brace that does not extend below the pants”.

We have had a number of emails from coaches complaining that there seems to be no enforcement of this or any of the Player Equipment rules.


Remember that when a coach confirms that his players are properly equipped, it is NOT an abdication of our responsibility and we cannot ignore violations.


If a violation is noted, the player is to be sent off the field to correct this and cannot return until he does. If a second event happens regarding this rule, the head coach is subject to an unsporting foul. A third event in the same game will result in a second unsporting foul on the coach and he will be ejected from that game at that point.

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Technical Director – Job Posting

BCPFA Tech Director Posting 2017

The BC Provincial Football Association – the Provincial Sporting Organization (PSO) for amateur

football in BC – is currently seeking applicants for the position of Technical Director.

This is a part time position.


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Dave Sullivan

Fellow Officials

Our President, Dave Sullivan has decided to step down due to business obligations.   The executive has decided to appoint Nigel Busche as the acting President until the end of the season.   At the AGM in December an election for President will take place.

On behalf of the membership and the executive we wish to thank Dave Sullivan for his efforts and commitments to B.C. Football Officials Associations.

Also just a reminder to complete your National Federation High School Exam Part 1 by September 17th.

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High School Education Clinics Lower Mainland

Fellow officials,

2 dates to keep in mind for education clinics in the Lower Mainland:

August 29 – Tuesday  St Thomas More HS

Location – Cafeteria

Time – 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

September 10 – Sunday St Thomas More HS

Location – Cafeteria

Time – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (all day) Refresher Clinic

Please mark your calendars!


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High School Rules – Video

Fellow officials,

Please view the following video on the new high school rules. The link

is below.


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