BC Soccer announces 2021 Scholarship recipients

65 applications from all corners of the Province included a video component similar to 2020.

October 18, 2021 – Vancouver BC

BC Soccer would like to congratulate this year’s scholarship recipients, carrying on a 15+ year tradition of acknowledging some of the brightest, and hardest working individuals in our sport, who have graduated from both High School, and the youth game.

Applications were accepted in the Spring, followed by some difficult decisions for the selection panel, which speaks volumes about the level of excellence among this year’s graduating class. 

We’d like to thank every student who applied, and wish all future academics great success, while also encouraging the class of 2021 to remain in Soccer as they transition to not just adult players, but also our next generation of adult Match Officials and future coaches. 

We would also like to sincerely thank our sponsors, many of whom have been supportive of the Scholarship Program for numerous years.  Here is the list of 2021 recipients, and their sponsors:

BC Soccer Scholarship: Ava McLennan (Thompson-Okanagan), Lucy Lalach (Kootenay Rockies) and Brendan Smith (Lower Mainland)

BCSPL Scholarship: Megan Soo (Lower Mainland) and Joshua Bauman (Lower Mainland)

South Fraser District Scholarship: Nicholas Schulz (Lower Mainland)

Sandra Duncan Scholarship: Alyssa Narayan (Lower Mainland)

Dancey Family Scholarship: Jaida Foley (Lower Mainland)

Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP Scholarship: Lys Milne (Thompson-Okanagan)

Markel Canada Ltd & SBC Insurance Agencies Ltd Scholarship: Lily Mannall-Fretwel (Vancouver Island)

Tom Kelly Scholarship: Kristopher Kirkwood (Lower Mainland)

Red Card Legacy & Joe Ciresi Scholarship: Adyn Lamont (Vancouver Island)

About BC Soccer

Established in 1904, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sports organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer-specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants, consisting of registered players, coaches, referees, administrators and soccer leaders. As a professional not-for-profit society and a member of Canada Soccer, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for existing and potential participants, as well as provide support in the most effective and appropriate way for current players, parents, volunteers, member clubs, leagues, and districts.

Safe Sport Statement

BC Soccer believes that everyone involved in soccer has the right to participate in safe and inclusive environments free of abuse, harassment, discrimination, and to enjoy the sport at whatever level or capacity they participate in.

The welfare of everyone involved in soccer is the foremost consideration and in particular, the protection of children in the sport is the responsibility of everyone involved.