(February 25, 2019) From February 21-23, Alberta Soccer members met in Calgary for the Annual General Meeting and Awards Banquet, electing new members to its Board of Directors, voting on key issues impacting the Association, and recognizing outstanding members with Member Awards.
In this year’s election, the membership elected a President, Rural Director-at-large, and two Directors-at-large:
- President – Shaun Hammond (returning)
- Director-at-large – Adam Berti (returning)
- Director-at-large – Phil Michailides
- Rural Director-at-large – Steve Cupit
View the full list of Directors here.
On Saturday, over 200 members of the Alberta Soccer community gathered at the Best Western Premier Hotel and Conference Centre in Calgary – celebrating the 2018 award winners. In addition to recognizing these individuals’ and teams’ outstanding contributions, attendees were treated to an inspiring keynote presentation from Canada Soccer Men’s National Team Coach and Men’s EXCEL Program Director, John Herdman.
The award winners who were honoured on Saturday, include:
- Teams of the Year
- Edmonton Warriors U15 Boys (Youth)
- Calgary SWU Premiers U15 Girls (Youth)
- Sherwood Park Phoenix Masters Men (Senior)
- Woman of Distinction – Laurie Darvill
- Silver Badge – Sebastian Richters
- Golden Whistle – Leo Donlevy
- Physical Literacy Coach of the Year – Allan Siwela
- Bert Goldberger Technical Leader – Len Vickery
- Awards of Merit
- Maisie Watkinson
- Dave Clarke
- Hugh Lehr
- Calgary Blizzard Alliance 04 (Tigers)
- President’s Award – Stuart Brown
- Alberta Major Soccer League Awards
- Women’s League Champions – Edmonton Northwest United
- Men’s League Champions – Edmonton Green & Gold
- Women’s Coach of the Year – Rick Haxby (Edmonton Victoria)
- Men’s Coach of the Year – Marcel Galaszkiewicz (Calgary Villians Elite)
- Female MVP – Laura Kautz (Edmonton Victoria)
- Male MVP – Paul Hamilton (Edmonton Scottish)
More information on the Alberta Soccer Awards can be found here
We thank each of our members and partners for taking part in the weekend.