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BC Soccer celebrates 2016-17 award winners

Posted on 10 June 2017 in Awards & Recognition

Connor Hildebrandt, Rheanne Sleiman More

Class of 2017: Stalteri and Walsh named to Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Posted on 25 May 2017 in Awards & Recognition

The Canada Soccer Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2017 featuring former National Team captains Paul Stalteri and Amy Walsh."Canada Soccer is honoured to celebrate the leadership and accomplishments of both Paul Stalteri and Amy Walsh as part of the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 20 More

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame launches new name, logo, and mission

Posted on 15 May 2017 in Awards & Recognition

173 honoured members including Connaught Series legends More

Canada Soccer celebrates annual award winners

Posted on 3 May 2017 in Awards & Recognition

Canada Soccer has paid tribute to some key individuals who have helped the game grow both at home and abroad More

Levis, Kambeitz named Saskatchewan's best of 2016

Posted on 19 March 2017 in Awards & Recognition

Saskatchewan Soccer Technical & Recognition Awards More

Christine Sinclair named Best of BC

Posted on 9 March 2017 in Awards & Recognition

Sport BC's 51st annual Athlete of the Year awards More

Hiebert, Lucas named Manitoba Soccer players of the year

Posted on 26 February 2017 in Awards & Recognition

2016 Manitoba Soccer awards More

Sanoh, Roberts named best on Prince Edward Island

Posted on 26 February 2017 in Awards & Recognition

Annual PEISA award winners More

Olympic hero Stephanie Labbé honoured at Alberta Soccer Awards

Posted on 29 January 2017 in Awards & Recognition

Labbé wins Award of Excellence More

Canada Soccer honoured in annual CONCACAF awards

Posted on 18 January 2017 in Awards & Recognition

2016 CONCACAF Awards More

Back-to-back bronze medals tops 2016 Canada Soccer Moments

Posted on 5 January 2017 in Awards & Recognition

The performance by Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, earning the team its second consecutive Olympic bronze medal, has topped the 2016 Canada Soccer Moments campaign. More

Team of the Year award for Women's National Team

Posted on 21 December 2016 in Awards & Recognition

2016 Postmedia Sports Team of the Year More

Douglas and Rivkin named best in Newfoundland Labrador

Posted on 19 December 2016 in Awards & Recognition

Newfoundland Labrador Soccer Association award winners More

Atiba Hutchinson named male selection for the 2016 Canadian Players of the Year award

Posted on 16 December 2016 in Awards & Recognition

Atiba Hutchinson More

Christine Sinclair named female selection for the 2016 Canadian Players of the Year award

Posted on 15 December 2016 in Awards & Recognition

Christine Sinclair More

Sinclair wondergoal, players, and referees nominated for CONCACAF Awards

Posted on 15 December 2016 in Awards & Recognition

21 Canadians nominated in eight categories More

Tabla and Fleming win 2016 Canadian U-20 Players of the Year

Posted on 14 December 2016 in Awards & Recognition

Ballou Tabla and Jessie Fleming More

Davies and Rose win 2016 Canadian U-17 Players of the Year

Posted on 13 December 2016 in Awards & Recognition

Alphonso Davies and Deanne Rose More

Samuel Charron named 2016 Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year

Posted on 9 December 2016 in Awards & Recognition

2016 Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year More

Masimengo and Cull named best in New Brunswick

Posted on 2 December 2016 in Awards & Recognition

Soccer New Brunswick More

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Connor Hildebrandt and Rheanne Sleiman were honoured as BC Soccer's Adult Players of the Year. Both players helped their respective teams reach the BC Cup provincial finals in May, with Hildebrandt starring for Aldergrove United and Sleiman captaining North Shore Girls SC.

Other award winners included Joshua Pikul and Brooke Mussche as Youth Player of the Year, Les Krivak as Adult Coach of the Year, Brian Johnston as Youth Coach of the Year, Rubin Smilev as Adult Official of the Year, Sara Abelenda as Youth Official of the Year, and Chris Wattam as the Werner Winsemann High Performance Referee Award winner.

Matthew Campbell won Administrator of the Year, Bob Lenarduzzi won the Special Recognition Award, Ella Sandoval-Carlsten won the Woman of Distinction award, and Bob Sawtell won the Sanford Award. Charlie Cuzzetto was presented with BC Soccer Life Membership.

The BC Soccer President's Award went to Coastal FC while the Fair Play Award presented by Clarkes went to the North Delta FC. The BC Soccer Award of Merit winners were Carlos Amaral, Graham Cope, Rosemary Davis, Glen Martin, Thomas Mills, Al Moir, Mike Oldale, Frank Palmieri, Claudio Ramirez, and John Sneddon. 

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.

The Canada Soccer Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2017 featuring former National Team captains Paul Stalteri and Amy Walsh.

"Canada Soccer is honoured to celebrate the leadership and accomplishments of both Paul Stalteri and Amy Walsh as part of the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2017," said Steve Reed, Canada Soccer President. “These standout footballers played an important role in Canadian sport and they continue to serve as role models for future generations. They are both heroes, champions, and now honoured members of the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame.”

Stalteri was a CONCACAF champion, helping Canada win the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup in the United States. He represented Canada at the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001 and took part in three cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. At the club level, he won both a Bundesliga title and a German Cup (DPF-Pokal) with Werder Breman in 2004.

"I am honoured to be inducted into the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame and would also like to congratulate Amy Walsh as part of the Class of 2017," said Paul Stalteri. "I am grateful to have had a long career with the National Team as well as at the club level in Europe."

Stalteri won Canadian Player of the Year honours in 2001 and 2004, also finishing as the runner up in voting in 2005. He set the Canadian record for most international "A" appearances in 2010, finishing his career with 84 matches. He also set the Canadian record with 20 matches in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. In 2012, he was recognised as of the top 100 men's footballers as part of Canada Soccer's centennial celebration.

Stalteri grew up in Brampton, Ontario and played for Brampton YSC and then Malton SC, winning national titles at the U-14 and U-19 level. He represented Canada at both the FIFA U-17 World Cup Japan 1993 and FIFA U-20 World Cup Malaysia 1997. At the club level, he played for Toronto Lynx, Werder Bremen, Tottenham Hotspur, Fulham FC, and Borussia Mönchengladbach.

"I would like to thank family and friends as well as my teammates from Canada to Europe and from the youth teams up to the National Team," said Stalteri."

Walsh was a CONCACAF champion, helping Canada win the 1998 CONCACAF Women's Championship in Toronto. She won three CONCACAF medals (one gold, two silver), played in two FIFA Women's World Cups and one Women's Olympic Football Tournament. At the professional level, she helped Atlanta Beat reach the 2001 WUSA final, only to fall on kicks from the penalty mark.

"I am profoundly honoured to be inducted into the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2017 alongside Paul Stalteri," said Amy Walsh. "I am humbled that I will now stand shoulder to shoulder with many of my soccer heroes such as Connie Cant, Geri Donnelly and Andrea Neil."

Walsh was a four-time Québec player of the year (senior player of excellence 2000, 2001, 2004; senior elite player in 2003). She made 102 international appearances, also setting a Canadian record for consecutive starts from 1998 to 2001 (43 matches, finally tied in 2016 by Christine Sinclair). Walsh won a Québec Soccer centennial medal in 2011 and was recognised as one of Canada Soccer's top 30 women's footballers in 2012. She became an honoured member of the Québec Soccer Hall of Fame in 2013

Walsh played her youth football with St-Bruno, Brossard, and Lakeshore, the last of which she won a national title at the U-19 level. After her stint with the Atlanta Beat in the short-lived WUSA, she played with Ottawa Fury FC, FC Sélect Rive-Sud, Montréal Xtreme, and Comètes de Laval.

"I would like to thank my parents for their loving encouragement and support; my siblings for their fierce loyalty and friendship; and my husband, JP, for his unwavering belief in me," said Walsh.

With Stalteri and Walsh, the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame now features 175 honoured members: 112 players, 12 coaches, 10 officials, 41 builders. The Canada Soccer Hall of Fame also honours 13 teams and seven organisations.

The Canada Soccer Hall of Fame captures and preserves the history of Canadian soccer, honouring athletes and builders of the game and serving as a library for editorial, promotional, and educational needs.

Canada's rich soccer history will be celebrated during our nation's 150th anniversary as the newly-named Canada Soccer Hall of Fame expands its mission to capture and promote the sport in this country. Now under the direction of the national body, the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame will continue to celebrate the past, present, and future of the world’s game.

The Canada Soccer Hall of Fame captures and preserves the history of Canadian soccer, honouring athletes and builders of the game and serving as a library for editorial, promotional, and educational needs.

Canada Soccer and Ontario Soccer have worked together to integrate The Soccer Hall of Fame into the Canada Soccer brand. The new name, logo, and mission statement were all recently unveiled at Canada Soccer's 2017 Annual Meeting of the Members.

All previously-inducted members of The Soccer Hall of Fame as well as a catch up class of legends have been named honoured members of the new Canada Soccer Hall of Fame.

To be announced on Thursday 25 May 2017:
Canada Soccer Hall of Fame will announce its Class of 2017 (modern athletes)

Since its inauguration in 1997, The Soccer Hall of Fame has been operated by the Ontario Soccer Association. Through the dedication of builders, staff, and volunteers, as well as the support of Canada Soccer and its members, The Soccer Hall of Fame has established itself as an important institution for the sport in this country.

As part of the transition, there will be one collective library of records, images, and video archives. The Canada Soccer library is already one of the most extensive in Canadian sport, with public records on more than 4,000 persons available through CanadaSoccer.com and more than 60,000 photos available through Flickr.com/canadasoccer.

In celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary, the class of legends honours 17 Canadian soccer players who starred in the golden era of Canada Soccer's national competition in the 1920s and 1930s. ‎Throughout the summer, the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame will tell the story of the heroes from this period of remarkable growth for the game in our nation.


Connaught Series Legends
The Dominion of Canada Football Championship, otherwise known as the Connaught Series, crowned 24 national champions from 1913 to 1939. While more than a dozen ‎legends have previously been honoured, the new class honours 17 more heroes - one for each year since The Soccer Hall of Fame inducted its first class of honoured members in 2000.

As part of a Canada Soccer Hall of Fame research project, a new 150-page book entitled "The Connaught Series" highlights the story of the Championship and the winning teams, 30 Hall of Fame heroes from the period, and include a first-time published directory of more than 1,300 players who participated in the competition.

Canada Soccer previously celebrated many of these legends as part of the Association's Centennial Celebration in 2012.‎ They will all be celebrated anew during Canada's 150th anniversary in 2017.

The 30 Connaught Series legends are: George Anderson, Geordie Campbell, Marcel ‎Castonguay, Paul-Émile Castonguay, Roland Castonguay, Joe Clulow, Jock Coulter, Eddie Derby, Fred Dierden, Ernie Edmunds, Bill Findler, Larry Fitzpatrick, George Graham, Art Halliwell, Bobby Harley, Trevor Harvey, Bobby Lavery, Eddie MacLaine, Bill Matthews, Doug McMahon, Jimmy Moir, Jimmy Nelson, Alec Smith, Jimmy Spencer, Andy Stevens, Dickie Stobbart, Albert Thombs, Dave Turner, Stan Wakelyn, and Artie Woutersz.

Newly honoured in 2017 are: Coulter from Victoria and Westminster; Edmunds from Nanaimo; Wakelyn from Calgary; Graham from Edmonton and Toronto; Derby and Matthews from Winnipeg; Thombs from Hamilton; Clulow, Dierden, Lavery, Moir, and Stevens from Toronto; Fitzpatrick, MacLaine, Nelson, Smith, and Woutersz from Montréal.


 

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