This Footballer of the Week was the President’s Award recipient at the recent VISL Banquet & Awards Night – he is David Ravenhill. (Holding trophy in picture with some past President’s Award recipients)
Besides being a pretty stand up guy, he is a battler on the field, has strong work ethic, and has great history within the VISL & other Leagues too.
Here are some of his lifetime achievements:
1982 – UVic Vikes player
1985 – Played with Victoria Shooters
1986/1987/1989 – Went on and played with Gorge, and Victoria Vistas
1990 – Player of the Game vs Winnipeg as a Victoria Vistas player.
1991/1992 – Was on the local All-stars team as they played Chelsea, Dundee Utd, & Vancouver 86ers.
1993/1994 – Played with Vic West Div 1 and was the Division 1 MVP.
1995 & 1996 – Played Victoria Utd of PCSL – League Champions & Kennedy Cup Champions.
1997 – Awarded the VISL Wilf Sadler Award and again later in 2003.
2000 – At the age of 38, he won the Div 1 Goal Scoring Award – scoring 32 goals in an 18 game schedule. (None were PK’s)
**And FYI, Paul Sturrock, when he was Coach of Dundee, saw this guy play, he said that he would have been a good professional in Britain.
2001 – Start of Provincial & National run with Gorge FC
2005 – Gorge FC MVP
2008 – BC Champions with UVic Alumni Over 35’s
2009 – At age of 46, played on permit with Bays Div 1, with his son, scoring the game winning goal against Sooke.
2011 – Took Highlanders to U.K.
2011/2012 – VISL Masters MVP
2019 – Still playing with UVic Alumni at age of 55, has been team captain for all 14 years of that team existing, and scored a couple weeks back in what may be his final game at the Over 35 level.
He is one of the last original members.
2019 – An Assistant Coach with Bays Div 1.
Has been at Reynolds High School for right around 30 years as a teacher, been part of a great soccer academy, and has been instrumental in the schools success.
2019 – Has been married to Karen for 30 years.
2019 – Father to Andrew who plays in Surrey, & Adam who plays at Bays.