AB_sportconnection_CLRApril 6, 2017 – Alberta Sport Connection (ASC) announced its 2016 Athlete & Team of the Year and 2017 Alberta Sport Recognition Awards yesterday, and Alberta Soccer is proud to see members of the soccer community being recognized.

Andrew Ference, ASC’s Chair, praised the recipients for their “outstanding contribution to sport in our province,” going on to acknowledge that “they have reached higher, dug deeper, led by example, and made our sport system better.”

The Calgary Foothills 02 Girls were awarded the 2016 Junior Team of the Year Award – recognized for their “outstanding performance…and accomplishments” last year. The team earned silver in the Gothia Cup in Sweden before claiming the 1st place position in the Calgary Minor Soccer Association’s 2016 Outdoor Season, at the Alberta Soccer Provincial Championships, and finally at the National Championships, where they won the U14 Cup and National Championship Title.

Congratulations and well done to the team!

  • Aliya Abdallah; Ms. Ruth Adekugbe; Ms. Jayden Berg; Ms. Ally Campbell; Ms. Katie French; Ms. Kassidy Gordon; Ms. Jade Kao; Ms. Olivia Kranjcec; Ms. Jenna Lileikis; Ms. Penny Molloy; Ms. Grace Moore; Ms. Robyn Sellars; Ms. Holly Stiel; Ms. Grace Stordy; Ms. Layla Tarraf; Ms. Fran Tartamella; Mr. Jonathan Wheeldon (coach); Mr. Lee Tucker (coach); Mr. Elijah Adekugbe (coach)

Also named as one of the best by ASC is Alberta Soccer’s very own Manager of Coach Education, Jim Loughlin. Jim received the prestigious, Don Watts Coach Developer Award, for his “tremendous impact” in developing Alberta coaches. His contributions as a National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) Multi-sport and Sport Learning Facilitator and Evaluator have proven invaluable to the soccer community, and to Alberta as a whole.

Congratulations, Jim, on this well-deserved recognition!

About Alberta Sport

Alberta Sport Connection is a provincial corporation dedicated to the development of sport in Alberta. Its vision is for Alberta to be the premier sport delivery system in Canada. For more information visit www.albertasport.ca or follow @AlbertaSport on Twitter.