Awards & Scholarships

BC Soccer is pleased to recognize individuals from within the soccer community with annual awards and scholarships!

BC Soccer is pleased to announce the 2022 award winners. 
 
BC Soccer in conjunction with member nominations, provides awards to recognize individuals and organizations who show dedication, passion, and commitment to soccer. The majority of these awards are tied to the current season of play, and nominations are submitted electronically by membership and/or recommendations brought forward by the Board.
 
BC Soccer has revitalized the Awards program to focus on the core values of the organization. We have updated the awards to reflect excellence, inclusivity, collaboration, and safety. 
 

Check back in summer of 2023 for awards submissions. 


Excellence

BC Soccer President's Award

Winner: Joe Basic

Nominated by: BC Soccer's President in consultation with BC Soccer Board and Executive Director

Selected by: BC Soccer's President

Criteria: Awarded to an individual for their significant contributions to soccer in BC at a local, regional, provincial and/or national levels. 

Administrator of the Year

Winner: Sheryl Turner

Nominated by: BC Soccer Member's and Affiliated Clubs

Selected by: BC Soccer's Senior Management and Staff Team 

Criteria: Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding commitment and service to their club/league/district. 

Player of the Year

Winner: Cole Toupin

Nominated by: BC Soccer Members and Affiliated Clubs 

Selected by: BC Soccer's Soccer Development Committee

Criteria: Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding talent on and off the field while exemplifying values of fair play, integrity, and love for the game. 

Coach of the Year

Winner: Jamie Pond

Nominated by: BC Soccer Member's and Affiliated Clubs

Selected by: BC Soccer's Soccer Development Committee

Criteria: Awarded to an individual that has devoted tremendous effort to create a positive environment to assist and develop players, while displaying exceptional leadership, technical expertise, and organizational skills. 

Werner Winsemann Referee of the Year

Winner: Dieter Trenkel

Nominated by: BC Soccer Member's and Affiliated Clubs

Selected by: BC Soccer's Soccer Development Committee

Criteria: Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated passion and commitment to soccer and as a referee at the local or provincial level. 

Collaborative

AC Sanford

Winner: Rob Lennox

Nominated by: BC Soccer's Board of Directors

Selected by: BC Soccer's Board of Directors 

Criteria: Awarded to an individual with 20+ years of "service to soccer" contributing to all levels of the game in British Columbia. 

Life Membership

Winner: Doug Ross

Winner: Ruben Tremarco

Nominated by: BC Soccer Member's and Board of Directors

Selected by: BC Soccer's Board of Directors

Criteria: Awarded to an individual who in recognition of valuable service to BC Soccer.

Award of Merit

Winner: Brad Hlasny

Nominated by: BC Soccer Member's and Affiliated Clubs

Selected by: BC Soccer's Board of Directors

Criteria: Awarded to an individual with 10+ years of service to soccer, contributing to the regional level. (Districts and Leagues)

Special Recognition

Winner: Don Taylor

Nominated by: BC Soccer Member's and Affiliated Clubs

Selected by: BC Soccer's Board of Directors

Criteria: Awarded to an individual with 5+ years of service to soccer, contributing to the local level. (Clubs and Teams)

Inclusive

Exceptional Leadership

Not Awarded

Nominated by: BC Soccer Member's and Affiliated Clubs

Selected by: BC Soccer's Senior Management Staff Team

Criteria: Awarded to an organization that demonstrates active commitment to remove barriers for participation in the game and has demonstrated continued effort to implement the Canada Soccer Guide to Accessibility and Inclusion. 

Woman of Distinction

Not Awarded

Nominated by: BC Soccer Member's and Affiliated Clubs

Selected by: BC Soccer's Senior Management Staff Team

Criteria: Awarded to an self-identified woman who has made significant contributions to soccer in BC and lead achievements at local, provincial, and/or national levels. 

Community Service

Not Awarded

Nominated by: BC Soccer Member's and Affiliated Clubs

Selected by: BC Soccer's Senior Management Staff Team

Criteria: Awarded to an individual recognized for giving back through work with non-profit organizations, charitable associations, or community groups within their soccer community in the form of services in-kind. 

Safe

Not Awarded

Safe Sport Organization of the Year

Nominated by: BC Soccer Member's and Affiliated Clubs

Selected by: BC Soccer's Senior Management Staff Team

Criteria: Awarded to an organization that demonstrates active commitment and implementation of the Canada Soccer Guide to Safety. 


Previous Award Recipients

Previous Award Recipients including the most recent year's recipients


 

For over 15 years, BC Soccer along with its generous donors, are proud to support graduating students within BC Soccer’s membership who are seeking to continue their studies in post-secondary institutions. As much as we enjoy seeing young people chase their scholastic ambitions, we hope that our high school graduates remain in the game, and become the next generation of coaches, referees, board members and of course, adult players! Good luck in your BC Soccer Scholarship Application. Details and links provided below.


 2023 Scholarship Applications will open in March of 2023. Check back here for more information on the criteria and application process. 

 BC Soccer’s Scholarship Policy

2022 Scholarship Winners

  • Nikolas Sertic: Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP Scholarship 

  • Irelyn Irvine: BC Soccer Scholarship 

  • Karl Wong: BC Soccer Scholarship 

  • Ruby Nicholas: BC Soccer Scholarship 

  • Charlie Stewart: BCSPL Scholarship 

  • Monica Mihailescu: BCSPL Scholarship 

  • Kasey Cox: Don Dance Family Scholarship 

  • Rebecca Haworth: Markel Canada Ltd. and SBC Insurance Ltd Scholarship 

  • Chase Kolinsky: South Fraser District Association Scholarship 

  • Hannah Bains: South Fraser District Association Scholarship 

  • Monika Arcadi: Tom Kelly Endowment Scholarship 

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If you have questions regarding BC Soccer's Scholarship Program, please contact BC Soccer''s Club Engagment Coordinator, Reid Calder at reidcalder@bcsoccer.net.

 

List of 2021 Scholarship Recipients available HERE