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Andrea Laycock to Receive BC Soccer President's Award at the Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards

Vancouver BC, March 3, 2016 –Andrea Laycock will be presented with the President’s Award for soccer at the Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards banquet held at Vancouver Convention Center on March 10, 2016.  Each sport in BC nominates one person from among its membership who represents the spirit of volunteerism, and whose dedication, energy and commitment contribute to development of their sport or organization in the province of British Columbia.

"Andrea Laycock is a truly dedicated builder of soccer in the Fraser Valley and we are delighted to recognize her outstanding contribution with the President's Award at the Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards" said Roger Barnes, BC Soccer President. "I have had the pleasure of working with Andrea for many years, and personally know of her commitment and passion. For twenty years, she has been instrumental in the growth of soccer in her hometown Chilliwack FC and the Fraser Valley district. Andrea is a true champion of soccer players of every caliber. Her clubs have been innovative in growing strong community grassroots soccer programs, and she has also worked tirelessly to ensure opportunities for high performance Fraser Valley players."

Andrea Laycock has been on the Chilliwack Football Club executive board for 26 years and has been the Board Chair for the past 15 years. She has been the District Chair and Registrar for the Fraser Valley Youth Soccer Association for the past 10 years and is also currently the Board Chair for the BC Coastal Girls Soccer League and serves on the Metro Select League Committee. Andrea also was an integral part of the Fraser Valley Youth Soccer Association hosting the 2014 Provincial Premier Cup, the 2014 Girls Provincial B Cup and the 2015 Youth Coastal Cup as well as she serves on the BC Soccer Youth Competitions Committee. In June of 2015, she was a recipient of a BC Soccer Award of Merit, for her long time service to the game, and on March 10 2016, BC Soccer is proud to have her receive the BC Sport Presidents Award for her continued dedication to the beautiful game.

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About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body responsible for the promotion and development of the game in British Columbia. It is the largest provincial sport organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants. Our mission is to develop the game by inspiring British Columbians to lifelong active, inclusive and team play. As a professional not-for-profit society, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for our 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.  We believe in the universal passion of our global game and the power it has to unite and motivate communities. 

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,500 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators and soccer leaders. Working with its member Youth Districts and 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 will promote the soccer values of authenticity, unity and integrity.