The 53rd annual Sport BC “Athlete of the Year” awards gala was held Wednesday March 13th at the Fairmont Pacific Rim.
Among the many individual honours recognized was the BC Soccer nominated “Presidents Award” in recognition of an individual who has gone above and beyond in the game of soccer. This year, the honour was given to a man known as “Mr. Soccer” in the Cowichan Valley, Bill Keserich.
From coaching in the Cowichan Valley Soccer League, refereeing at every age level, to scheduling games and still lining fields, Bill has served the game in almost every capacity imaginable.
A Cowichan Valley Soccer President since the 80’s, Keserich continues to mentor coaches and players within the organization and was instrumental in helping build the club’s new fieldhouse and synthetic turf fields at Sherman Road Park.
BC Soccer President Kjeld Brodsgaard says the Sport BC Presidents award is tailor made for people like Bill.
“Congratulations to Bill Keserich, who adds Sport BC’s “2019 Presidents Award Winner” to an already impressive list of honours!”