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Meritorious Award

Reflecting the momentous contribution of an individual to Ontario Soccer, and most importantly, to soccer in Ontario, the Meritorious Awards showcase our greatest sport leaders. These individuals have elevated the meaning of commitment to the community, dedicating themselves to the assistance of others and the promotion and leadership in multiple facets of the game in the province.


  • Minimum 15 years of service, comprised of contribution at all levels of soccer in Ontario (at Ontario Soccer, District/Provincial or Regional League, and Club)
  • One recipient in each of 5 regions (more than one winner per region may be awarded as determined by a case-by-case basis)
  • While the Meritorious Awards celebrate volunteerism, the awardee may also be a paid staff person at their respective soccer organization


  • Can be nominated by a Club, District Association, Provincial or Regional League, Board Member, Ontario Soccer Standing or Operational Committee Chair


  • Selected by Ontario Soccer Board of Directors (NOTE: At the discretion of this Board, more than one winner may be awarded per region)

Meritorious Award Recipients