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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

Event of the Year award for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015

Posted on 1 December 2016 in Awards & Recognition

Event of the Year More

Award nominees announced for annual Canada Soccer Player Awards

Posted on 28 November 2016 in Awards & Recognition

Canada Soccer Player Awards More

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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.


 

Canada Soccer has paid tribute to some key individuals who have helped the game grow both at home and abroad. This year's winners are Alan Churchard for the President's Award, Roger Barnes for the Aubrey Sanford Meritorious Service Award, and Carol Anne Chénard for the Ray Morgan Memorial Award.

Referees Daniel Belleau, Philippe Brière, Marie-Josée Charbonneau, Dave Gantar, Suzanne Morisset, and Michelle Pye have been acknowledged with the International Achievement Award. Along with the award winners, Dino Madonis was presented with Canada Soccer Life Membership.

The 2017 annual player awards - the Canadian Players of the Year, the Canadian U-20 Players of the Year, the Canadian U-17 Players of the Year, and the Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year - will be celebrated in December.

Also as part of the evening, Canada Soccer paid tribute to their outgoing President Victor Montagliani, who helped lead the sport in Canada to new incredible heights over the past five years. Canada Soccer wishes Mr. Montagliani all the very best as he brings his "dream big dreams" manifesto to his role as the President CONCACAF and Vice-President for FIFA.

 
President's Award

Mr. Alan Churchard celebrates 50 years in Canada this year, having moved from England in 1967. He coached in Ontario and then British Columbia, serving as BC Soccer's technical director from 1982 to 2000. In 1976, he coached Canada Soccer's Men's National U-19 Team at the CONCACAF Men's Youth Championship in Puerto Rico. From a young squad, three of his players went on to have a major impact in Canadian soccer, with Ian Bridge, Dale Mitchell and Randy Ragan all CONCACAF champions in 1985, FIFA World Cup finalists in 1986, and eventually honoured members of the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame. He served as Chair of Canada Soccer's Coaches Committee and became a BC Soccer Life Member in 2008. He then served as an assistant coach in Canada Soccer's Para Soccer program from 2011 to 2015, attending the 2011 CP-ISRA World Championship.


Aubrey Sanford Meritorious Service Award

Mr. Roger Barnes is a long-time administrator in British Columbia, most recently serving as President of BC Soccer from 2012 to 2016. Before becoming a BC Soccer director in 2010, he served as chair of Richmond YSA starting in 2004. He was also director of the Richmond Olympic Oval Corporation from 2008 to 2011. In his community, he was awarded the Mayor's Award for sport in 2006.


Ray Morgan Memorial Award

Ms. Carol Anne Chénard has served on the FIFA List of Referees since 2006, making her one of Canada Soccer's most experienced officials at the international stage. She is just the second two-time winner of the Ray Morgan Memorial Award, having previously won the honour in 2009. Over the years, Chénard has been appointed a referee to just about every major competition at the professional, national and international level. At the international level, she has been appointed to two editions of the FIFA Women's World Cup finals and three editions of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament.


Canada Soccer International Achievement Award

Six referees have been recognised with the International Achievement Award for having served five consecutive years on the FIFA List of Referees. Daniel Belleau, Philippe Brière, Dave Gantar, and Michelle Pye are all still active on the FIFA List while Marie-Josée Charbonneau and Suzanne Morisset are both recently retired from the international list. All six referees have been worthy ambassadors of their provinces and Canada Soccer in both the domestic and international football.


Canada Soccer Life Member

Mr. Dino Madonis has been part of the Canada Soccer community for more than 50 years. He was a player and then coach in Montréal, most notably leading the strong CS Hermes club from 1971 to 1981. He was then a director and president with ARS Montréal-Concordia. He served as President of the Fédération du soccer du Québec from 1994 to 2003 and then again from 2006 to 2011, equally serving as a board member with Canada Soccer. In 2003, he was awarded Le Maurice from Sports Québec for his work as a volunteer at the national level. Both a Canada Soccer Award of Merit winner (2003) and Aubrey Sanford Meritorious Service Award winner (2004), he was inducted into the Québec Soccer Hall of Fame in 2003 and received the FSQ centenary medal in 2011.
 

The Saskatchewan Soccer Association celebrated their best of 2016 at the annual Technical & Recognition Awards. Winners included Male Player of the Year Brett Levis and Female Athlete of the Year Ashley Kambeitz.

The 18 March awards night was held in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Soccer Association's 2017 annual meeting.

Other player award winners were Thomas Hasal as Youth Male Player of the Year, Sarah Ochitwa as Youth Female Player of the Year, and Nick Fetsch as Grassroots Player of the Year. Coach winners were Jerson Barandica-Hamilton as Senior Coach of the Year, Zlatan Dautbegovic as Youth Coach of the Year, and Janelle Layton as Grassroots Coach of the Year; referee winners were Ethan Bent as Referee of the Year and Lauryn Hayes as Grassroots Referee of the Year. Darin Wildman was the Volunteer of the Year and Mark Lord was the David Newsham Outstanding Volunteer Award winner.

The three teams of the year were University of Saskatchewan women as Senior Team of the Year, Eastside U-14 Boys as Youth Team of the Year, and Swift Current United U-17 Girls as Grassroots Team of the Year.

On the evening, the Saskatchewan Soccer Association also recognized winners of the Premier League. Golden Boot winners were Kelly Lowry (U-16 Boys), Olivia Gables (U-16 Girls), and Josh Soifer (U-14 Boys); shutout award winners were Queen City United (U-16 Boys), FC Regina (U-16 Girls), and Eastside (U-14 Boys).

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