Mr Soccer Bill Keserich honoured at Sport BC Awards Gala

Annual "Athlete of the Year" awards include the "President's Award for Soccer"

The 53rd annual Sport BC “Athlete of the Year” awards gala was held yesterday at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. 

Among the many individual honours recognized was the BC Soccer nominated “Presidents Award” in recognition of an individual who has gone above and beyond in the game of soccer.  This year, the honour was given to a man known as “Mr. Soccer” in the Cowichan Valley, Bill Keserich.

From coaching in the Cowichan Valley Soccer League, refereeing at every age level, to scheduling games and still lining fields, Bill has served the game in almost every capacity imaginable.

A Cowichan Valley Soccer President since the 80’s, Keserich continues to mentor coaches and players within the organization and was instrumental in helping build the club’s new fieldhouse and synthetic turf fields at Sherman Road Park.

BC Soccer President Kjeld Brodsgaard says the Sport BC Presidents award is tailor made for people like Bill: 

"Congratulations to Bill Keserich, who adds Sport BC’s “2019 Presidents Award Winner” to an already impressive list of honours!"

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body with the mission to govern, promote and develop the game of soccer in British Columbia in a professional and progressive manner. Established in 1907, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sport organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants.  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.

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,200 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators and soccer leaders. Working with its 40 member Youth Districts and 11 Adult Leagues as well as their affiliate member clubs, BC Soccer operates under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer’s vision is to ensure every British Columbian has the opportunity to be involved in soccer as part of a lifelong commitment to active, health and involved lifestyle.