Soccer Parent Of The Month 2017-09-13T08:00:15+00:00

Soccer Parent of the Month

soocer-parentBrought to you by COBS Bread and Alberta Soccer.

We know that for every dedicated soccer player out there, there is a dedicated soccer parent cheering them on from the sideline. Do you go above and beyond to make sure your child gets the support they deserve while playing soccer? COBS Bread and Alberta Soccer are hosting a Soccer Parent of the Month contest in recognition of parents who positively contribute to their child’s involvement in soccer, which includes eating well as part of a healthy soccer lifestyle.

Enter this contest or nominate someone you know by the 25th of each month and one individual will have a chance win a prize pack containing: COBS Bread prize pack, an Alberta Soccer Tote Bag, a ‘Proud Soccer Parent’ T-Shirt and a mini soccer ball.

August Soccer Parent of the Month

Meet the August Soccer Parent of the Month: Colleen Rowe, Edmonton, AB

Colleen’s favourite COBS bread is the Maple Bacon Dog

Colleen has two children playing in Edmonton’s South East zone: a son in U6 and a daughter in U8. This past outdoor season, Colleen was asked to be the referee coordinator because the club didn’t have anyone to fill the role. She spent weeks learning and preparing – meeting with another lady 1-2 days per week at the local coffee shop to learn the system and all the roles of the referees.  It was hard for her, as she was not familiar with soccer, so she had to start at the very beginning.

The weekend before the start of the season, the director called Colleen to tell her that her son’s U6 team would be cancelled. The coach could no longer commit and none of the other parents were able to step in. Colleen offered to coach the team and was able to get another lady to cover the ref coordinator position so the team would not be cancelled. She missed all the coach training, so she spent hours on YouTube learning drills and rules.

She was coaching her son two days per week, plus helping her daughter’s team the other two days with equipment and stepping in when one of the coaches were away.  Colleen went above and beyond to make sure the kids had fun – even providing small goodie bags on the last evening with certificates for them.

She plans to return and help out again next year.

Congratulations on behalf of COBS Bread and Alberta Soccer, Colleen!

Nominate Someone You Know

To nominate someone for the next Soccer Parent of the Month, email us at operations@albertasoccer.com with:

1. Name, City nominee is from, Number of Children playing soccer, Name of club/team children play for

2. Brief paragraph about why nominee deserves ‘Parent of the Month’ recognition

3. Title of your favourite healthy recipe in the ‘Delicious Ideas’ section of the www.cobsbread.com website

4. Picture of nominee (optional but encouraged)

The name of the monthly winner and their favourite COBS recipe will be posted on the Soccer Parent of the Month webpage and celebrated on social media.

Rules and Regulations

  • Be sure to submit the name of the recipe in your email, as well as the nominee’s name and mailing address.
  • The mailing address and email address will be seen by select staff from Alberta Soccer and COBS Bread, and will not be shared or used for any purpose other than to identify the winner of the contest.
  • By entering the contest you acknowledge that Alberta Soccer and COBS Bread will publish the winner’s name, province, and favourite recipe through social media properties and/or at albertasoccer.com and cobsbread.com
  • One winner will be selected by a random draw from all entries that submit their favourite recipe from cobsbread.com, and have their child registered in an Alberta Soccer member program.
  • The deadline for submissions is the 25th of every month and winners will be announced on the last Friday of each month on the Alberta Soccer website
  • The contest is open to all Albertans 18 years of age or older.
  • Employees and immediate or domiciled family of COBS Bread or Alberta Soccer are not eligible to enter the contest.