The Oakville Soccer Club was proud to host the 12th Annual Volunteer Recognition & Awards Ceremony at Le Dome Banquet Hall. This event is held annually to recognize the hard work and dedication of the 900+ volunteers who contribute their time and talents to the Club's programs each year.
After dinner the formal ceremony was opened by remarks from Executive Director Dave Harris, Board President Randy Bianchin, Town Councillor and Acting Mayor Tom Adams, and OSA President Ron Smale. Throughout the evening several attendees shared their experiences as OSC volunteers and reflected on how being a volunteer with the Oakville Soccer Club has positively affected their lives.
In recognizing the Club’s volunteers, Executive Director Dave Harris said “I am thrilled to once again recognize the outstanding volunteer base of the Oakville Soccer Club. The commitment to excellence that these volunteers display is a credit to them and shows their dedication to ensuring our members enjoy a positive soccer experience. Our volunteers are second to none among sports organizations and we are proud to have such important members contributing so much to the Club”.
Award recipients were as follows:
House League Coach of the Year Award
This award is presented to U4 - U18 House League Coaches who are nominated by OSC's membership and demonstrate sportsmanship, skill development and a commitment to their team.
BU4 - Kristy Wheeler
GU4 - Emilio Presti
BU5 - Paul Fisher
GU5 - Peter Misek & Carol Misek
BU6 - Hamza Syed
GU6 - Nelson Damaso
BU7 - Mark Kernaghan
GU7 - Nick Candiotto
BU8 - George Adu
GU8 - Chris Jackson
BU9 - Bianca Rezende & Rodrigo Rezende
GU9 - Lillo Puma
BU10 - Peter Longo
GU10 - Janet Mastrella
BU11 - Cynthia O’Halloran & Robert O’Halloran
GU11 - Tom Zaks
BU12 - Samantha Sanchez-Ortiz
GU12 - Greg Norkett
BU13/14 - Alessia Bisogni
GU13/14 - Paul Riddle
BU15/16 - Kevin Machej & Brianna Machej
GU15/16 - Bruce Johnson
BU17/18 - Michael Shiels
GU17/18 - Stephen Ross
Rep Coach of the Year Award
This award is presented to a coach who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and success of an OSC Rep Team.
Male Team - Philip DeFreitas
Female Team - Anthony Sabatelli
Outstanding Youth Player Award
This award is presented to a player that has demonstrated dedication to the sport of soccer and an attitude that drives improvement, achievement and success.
Male Player - Yves-Michel Tcheuyap
Female Player - Lauren Sparling
Presented to Referees who have achieved excellence in officiating.
Game Leader Award - Katie Kennedy & Karley Janula
Entry Level Referee Award - Kristina Makxam
Youth Referee Award - Alexandra Labuda
Adult Referee Award - Tom Tsipas
Senior Referee Award - Jim Cirillo
Young Volunteer of the Year Award
This award recognizes the contribution of a young adult to both the Oakville Soccer Club and the community.
Volunteer of the Year Award
Originally named Sportsperson of the Year in recognition of Jim Tonkin, this award which began in 1974 is presented to an individual who consistently demonstrates the outstanding qualities of a devoted, reliable and committed volunteer.
Robin Mohamid, Rep Team Manager
Presented annually in honour of Joe Hinnen - a long time volunteer with OSC - this award recognizes an untiring commitment by a volunteer to the Oakville Soccer Club
Victor Maciel - Victor has served on OSC's Discipline Committe, has been a House League Convenor and has been a dedicated House League coach for several years. A past recipient of the House League Coach of the Year Award and the Volunteer of the Year Award, Victor is a fixture in OSC's House League Program.
The Oakville Soccer Club congratulates all award winners and thanks all of the Club's volunteers for this tireless efforts. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with the Oakville Soccer Club, please click here.