Bill and Claudia Sparling Honored with 2017 Sport BC's President Award for Soccer

West Vancouver Soccer Club President Bill Sparling and Claudia Sparling Awarded President’s Award at Sport BC’s Athlete of the Year Awards banquet

Vancouver BC, March 9, 2017 – BC Soccer congratulates Bill Sparling and Claudia Sparling of the West Vancouver Soccer Club who were presented with the President’s Award for soccer at the Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards banquet at the Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver on March 8, 2017.

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.

“Bill and Claudia have dedicated hours to the soccer in West Vancouver and this dedication has allowed thousands of youth and adult players to enjoy the beautiful game week after week” said Kjeld Brodsgaard, BC Soccer President. “I was very proud to present the 2017 Presidents Award to Bill and Claudia who are tremendous representatives of the BC Soccer Community and I encourage all of those who see Bill and Claudia to thank them for their continued dedication and volunteerism.”

Along with Bill and Claudia Receiving the President’s Award, British Columbia’s Christine Sinclair also received the Best of BC Award for her local, national and international achievements in professional soccer. As a multiple Olympic Bronze medalist and Canada Soccer Women’s National Team Captain Christine Sinclair’s achievements in soccer are nothing short of incredible and she continues to be an incredible inspiration for girl’s and boy’s throughout British Columbia.

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Sport BC Presidents Award

The annual Presidents' Awards are presented to volunteers from Sport BC member and partner organizations who represent the spirit of volunteerism, and whose dedication, energy and commitment contribute to development of their sport or organization in the province of British Columbia.

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.