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BC Soccer congratulates 2020 Award recipients

Cliff Avenue United President Guido Titotto receives AC Sanford Award, while Fraser Sim honoured for his years of service to the game with President’s Award.

November 7th, 2020 – Vancouver BC.

Although we couldn’t host our annual award luncheon this year, BC Soccer’s Awards Selection Panel accepted nominations and selected this year’s recipients which were announced via video during the November 7, 2020 Virtual Annual General Meeting. 

 

Congratulations to this year’s winners: 

AC Sanford Award, Guido Titotto, BC Soccer

Presented to an individual in recognition of exceptional service to soccer in British Columbia over a period of 20 years or more. "Service to soccer" includes activity at the team, club, league, district or provincial levels. Nominees may be currently active or retired.

President’s Award, Fraser Sim, BC Soccer

Presented to an individual or organization which has made significant contribution to soccer in British Columbia and demonstrated outstanding commitment and service at local, provincial, and/or national levels.

Special Recognition, Dan Jukich, BC Soccer

Special Recognition, John Jukich, BC Soccer

Special Recognition, Ian Michaud, BC Soccer

Special Recognition, Terry Wilson, BC Soccer

Special Recognition, Kevin Cowie, BC Soccer

Presented to an individual or organization in recognition of exceptional service and contributions to soccer in British Columbia.

Woman of Distinction, Arianne Adams, South Fraser District Association

Established by the BC Soccer Board of Directors in 2015 and presented to a female who has made significant contribution to soccer in BC and made outstanding achievements at local, provincial and/or national levels.

Administrator of the Year, Georgia Mack, Bulkley Valley Soccer Society

Player of the Year – Adult, Farivar Torabi, Vancouver Metro Soccer League

Coach of the Year Adult, Randy Samuel & Blaise Nkufo, Vancouver Metro Soccer League

Coach of the Year Youth, Daniel Imhof, Bulkley Valley Soccer Society

Official of the Year Adult, Carly Shaw-MacLaren, BC Soccer 

Werner Winsemann High Performance Referee, Juan Marquez, BC Soccer

Award of Merit, Albert Stewart, Metro Women’s Soccer League

Award of Merit, Bill Merriman, Vancouver Island Soccer League

Award of Merit, Brian Hansen, Williams Lake Youth Soccer Association

Award of Merit, Clark DeBoer, North Shore Youth Soccer Association

Award of Merit, David Dew, Lower Island Youth Soccer Association

Award of Merit, Frank Valente, Vancouver Metro Soccer League

Award of Merit, Fred DiSpirito, Burnaby District Youth Soccer Association.

Award of Merit, Mike Rankin, Upper Island Youth Soccer Association.

Award of Merit, Shawn Sangha, Fraser Valley Youth Soccer Association.

Awards of Merit are presented to individuals in recognition  of  contributions  to  soccer,  during  a  period  of  ten  (10)  or  more years, as a player, manager, coach, official, or administrator at a club, district, or league level. 

About BC Soccer

Established in 1907, 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.