OSC Celebrates Dedicated Volunteers at 14th Annual Awards Ceremony

The Oakville Soccer Club was proud to host the 14th Annual Volunteer Recognition & Awards Ceremony at Le Dome Banquet Hall. Held annually in October, this event recognizes the hard work and dedication of the Club's volunteers. The Club relies on the contributions of its volunteers in roles such as House League Coach, House League Convenor, ADP and RDP Volunteer Coaches, Team Managers/Officials, Breaking Barriers program volunteers, Board Members, Committee Members, events volunteers and camp volunteers. 

A reception and dinner was followed by a formal awards ceremony. Opening remarks were delivered by OSC Executive Director Dave Harris, OSC Board President Randy Bianchin, Ontario Soccer President Ron Smale and Councellor Tom Adams on behalf of the Town of Oakville.

When speaking of the 2018 event, Executive Director Dave Harris said “The Oakville Soccer Club is thrilled to celebrate the hard work of its volunteers. OSC is proud to salute the efforts of each and every volunteer who dedicates their time and effort in working to provide our players with a ‘Positive Soccer Experience’. Our volunteers are essential to the success of the Oakville Soccer Club and we are grateful for the work that they do.”

Award recipients were as follows:

OSC Team of the Year
OSC's Boys 2003 OPDL Team was honoured as the first annual OSC's Team of the Year. Winning several tournaments and sitting at the top of their league numerous times, the team won the OPDL Cup and the Gold Medal at the Ontario Summer Games this past summer. The team includes: 

 

Will A.

Calum C.

Tyler C.

Carson D. Alfonzo D. Joshua D.

Kevin E.

Samir G.

Zachary L.

Mauro L. Ethan M. Aleks P.

Adam P.

Dominik S.

Yves-Michele T.

Jure T. Ashton W.  
Head Coach : Bruno Silva  Assistant Coach: Worrell Wright Team Manager: Bob Along

 

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 - Animesh Wadhera

GU4 - Kari Kernaghan

BU5 - John Truong

GU5 - David Ditta

BU6 - Andrew Catania & Barry MacDonald

GU6 - Siobhan Allore

BU7 - Michael Sartor & Andy Tipping

GU7 - Grace Ilias

BU8 - Chris Krutzmann

GU8 - Stefanie Podnar

BU9 - Hassan Moumneh

GU9 - Katie Ivancic

BU10 - Paul Di Meo

GU10 - John Gaidatsis

BU11 - Sean Fitzsimmons

GU11 - Heidi Avery

BU12 - Craig Edwards

GU12 - Giorgio Vivacqua

BU13/14 - Fraser Kent & Paula Kent

GU13/14 - Mike Medeiros

BU15/16 - Italo Di Michele & Jennifer Di Michele

GU15/16 - John Verna & Sean Mateer

BU17/18 - Jeffery Goncalves

GU17/18 - Bruce Johnson

House League Convenor of the Year Award
The Oakville Soccer Club was proud to add the House League Convenor of the Year award in 2018. This award awknoledges the efforts of an individual who assists the club by creating teams, communicating with coaches and parents and liasing with OSC Staff. 
2018 Recipient: Victoria Sacha

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.
2018 Coach of a Male Team Recipient - Anthony Costa
2018 Coach of a Female Team Recipient - Chris Wight

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.
2018 Outstanding Male Player - Yves-Michel Tcheuyap
2018 Outstanding Female Player - Jessica Dougall

Referee Awards
Presented to Referees who have achieved excellence in officiating.
2018 Game Leader of the Year - Evan Hayward
2018 Female Entry Level Referee of the Year - Ronni Bijvoet
2018 Male Entry Level Referee of the Year - Shayon Eshghi
2018 Small Sided Referee of the Year - Lukas Del Vecchio
2018 Senior Referee Award of the Year - Christian Lopac
2018 Match Official Service Award - Denise Klein Horsman

Young Volunteer of the Year Award
This award recognizes the contribution of a young adult to both the Oakville Soccer Club and the community.
2018 Recipient: Marcus Schers

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.
2018 Recipient: Jimmie Lee, Youth House League Coach

President's Award
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
2018 OSC Recipient: Graham Fletcher, Volunteer Coach

The Oakville Soccer Club would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all volunteers for their tireless efforts throughout the year. Congratulations to all award winners and thank you to everyone who attended! 

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with the Oakville Soccer Club, please visit www.oakvillesoccer.ca/volunteers.

Stay tuned for the 2018 Volunteer Recognition & Awards Ceremony Photo Album which will be posted on OSC's Facebook Page!