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Huitema adds to impressive collection of honours

Annual Sport BC "Athlete of the Year" awards recogizes the best in British Columbia

Sport BC’s “Athlete of the Year Awards” have become an eagerly anticipated annual tradition in our Province. On Wednesday Night, the gala recognized two British Columbians who serve as wonderful ambassadors for both BC, and our game.

Cowichan Valley’s Bill Keserich was named the Presidents Award winner for Soccer (read more) and Jordyn Huitema was honoured as Junior Female Athlete of the year, in a category that included talented track & field athlete Cameryn Rogers, and Triathlete Desirae Ridenour.  

We did a story on Huitema last year, after she was recognized as Canada’s Young International of the year (read more).

Everyone at BC Soccer would like to congratulate Jordyn and her family, and wish her more success in the coming year, as Canada’s Women’s National team prepares for the FIFA Women's World Cup in France. 



From left to right; BC Soccer Executive Director Jason Elligott, BC Soccer Board Director Leanna Napolitano, BC Soccer Board Director Debbie Pudek, Jordyn Huitema, BC Soccer President Kjeld Brodsgaard, Julie Huitema (Jordyn's Mom)

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 sports 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 an active, healthy and involved lifestyle.