A Surrey soccer club fighting suspension is through the first barrier to getting its nearly 3,000 players back on the field.
A disciplinary hearing has cleared managers from the Central City Breakers girls’ club of abusing its authority and mishandling club funds.
“Once the district accepts their recommendations, we can go ahead and start accepting registrations and start filling out teams, so that the girls can start the season on time,” says president Harj Dhaliwal.
As a part of the ruling, the club’s leadership will step down and stand for re-election to help heal internal divisions.
The club was suspended last month over allegations of conflict of interest and misuse of membership fees.
A second hearing for Breakers’ larger boy’s club, dealing with similar allegations, has yet to take place.