In 2010 the Alberta Soccer Association (ASA) was thrown into turmoil when some of the ASA directors decided to suspend the President, Chris Billings. Mr Billings did not recognize the suspension and called a Special General Meeting (SGM) of the members of the ASA. At the SGM resolutions were passed to remove nine of the Directors from the ASA board and elect five new Directors. The nine Directors did not recognize the SGM as valid. This left the soccer community with 2 different groups each claiming to be the rightful ASA Board. To keep track of these two groups they are referred to as the ASA Board(Jan 2010) and the ASA Board(post-April 24th).
This site is a reaction to what transpired next ... On July 5th the Jan 2010 Board sent a letter to all its member districts informing them that the Rural Tier 4 Outdoor Provincial competitions scheduled for Jul 9-11th 2010 would not be happening as scheduled. The ASA Board(Jan 2010) declared some of its members in bad standing due to a failure to pay fees directly to them. Being in bad standing caused the members` players and any team that played them to be without insurance. However, many of the member districts argued they had insurance and the Provincial Competitions proceeded anyway.
The fact that politics at the board level should have a direct and detrimental effect on kids caused an uproar in the soccer community. This site was created to provide a place for parents and coaches to understand what happened and how they can effect change.
You can find those documents in the 'Documents' section. Visiting the 'Time Line' page you will find a chronology of the story.
I have tried to be objective in my commentary, let me know if you come across something that is not factual. Additionally, if you have a letter/email or other document that is missing from this collection please forward it to me and I will include it on the site.
So feel free to wander around the site. The ' ASA' pages will give you some information about our provincial soccer ruling body, within the 'Districts' pages you can find information about all the districts within the province.