July 20, 2022 - Vancouver BC
BC Soccer congratulates this year's scholarship recipients and announces 2022 Awards categories
A refreshed Awards Program this year aims to emphasize core values and recognize remarkable individuals and organizations.
BC Soccer Awards are designed to recognize deserving soccer leaders and organizations nominated on the basis of their remarkable contributions to the development of soccer in British Columbia. Following a complete review of the program, Awards have been reclassified to symbolize the core values of BC Soccer: Excellence, Inclusive, Collaborative, and Safe. Starting in 2022, BC Soccer will be presenting the following Awards:
- BC Soccer President’s Award
- Administrator of the Year Award
- Player of the Year Award
- Coach of the Year Award
- Werner Winsemann Referee of the Year Award
- AC Sanford Award
- Life Membership Award
- Award of Merit
- Special Recognition Award
- Exceptional Leadership Award
- Woman of Distinction Award
- Community Service Award
- Safe Sport Organization of the Year Award
More information on the nomination process and selection criteria for awards can be found here. Nominations are now open and can be submitted using this form until August 31st, 2022. Award Winners will be recognized at the 2022 Annual General Meeting in November 2022.
2022 Scholarship Recipients:
Carrying on with a tradition of over 15 years of supporting graduating students within BC Soccer’s membership who are seeking to continue their studies in post-secondary institutions, BC Soccer, along with its generous donors, would like to extend sincere congratulations to the 2022 BC Soccer Scholarship Recipients:
BC Soccer Scholarship: Irelyn Irvine (WYSA/Thompson-Okanagan), Karl Wong (Marpole SC/Lower Mainland), Ruby Nicholas (Quesnel YSA/Northern Interior)
BCSPL Scholarship: Charlie Stewart (VI Wave/Vancouver Island), Monica Mihailescu (Coquitlam Metro Ford/Lower Mainland)
South Fraser District Association Scholarship: Chase Kolinsky (South Delta United/Lower Mainland), Hannah Bains (Surrey United Soccer Club/Lower Mainland)
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP Scholarship: Nikolas Sertic (Nanaimo United/Vancouver Island)
Markel Canada Ltd & SBC Insurance Agencies Ltd Scholarship: Rebecca Haworth (Revelstoke Youth Soccer Association/Kootenay Rockies)
Don Dancey Family Scholarship: Kasey Cox (Squamish Youth Soccer Association/Lower Mainland)
Tom Kelly Scholarship: Monika Arcadi (Burnaby District Metro Selects/Lower Mainland)
We sincerely wish our recipients good luck in achieving their scholastic and career goals, while hopefully remaining in the sport as adult players, coaches and referees.
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.