The Sooke Soccer Club celebrated this season’s successes on April 14.

Sooke Soccer Club has successful season

The club held a season wind-up event on March 14, along with a penny drive for an artificial turf field

The  Sooke Soccer Club would like thank all their coaches, managers, players and many volunteers for another successful season.

Congratulations to the Division 4 Loggers for winning the league and promotion to Division 3 for the 2012/13 season.

The Division 1 Sooke Pumas qualified for provincial competition and the Division 1 Sooke Celtic made it to the semi finals in the Jackson Cup competition.

On April 14 the soccer season ended with our annual player awards and fundraiser for an artificial turf field. Thanks to a beautiful sunny day and the help of many, the club was able to raise over $1,700 that day.

The past few months have been frustrating for players, coaches and parents alike. Due to unusually wet spring weather practices were cancelled, games postponed or cancelled because of ponds or mud on our fields.

Once more the need for an all weather field where teams can play and practice in any condition was demonstrated.

For the past few years the club has been trying to raise funds for this venture with events like Christmas tree sales, penny drives raffles and 50/50 draws. We enjoyed the support of many but we are still far away from our goal.

The cost of an all weather field is at the $ 1 million range, so we need the help of the whole community to make our dream a reality.

The penny drive is ongoing and drop off locations will be announced on our website www.sookesoccer.com.

On Tuesday May 1, the club  will hold a public information meeting and invite anyone who can help.

Anyone who wants to be part of a fundraising committee and/or a turf committee.

Be part of a dream  for Sooke’s youth.

The meeting will be held at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort in Sooke at 7 p.m.

The award winners of the 2011-2012 season:

U 18 girls

Most Valuable Player:

Jessica Murdoch

Most Improved Player:

Emma  Anderson

Most Sportsmanlike Player:

Madeleine Stafford

U 17 boys

Player who had the most impact on the team’s performance:

Troy Smith

Biggest Comeback Player:

Troy Urlacher

Most Improved Player:

Chris Shankar

U 16 boys

Most Valuable Player: Taylor Calnan- Ash

Most Dedicated Player:

Dakoda Whitten

Best New Player:

Drew Sherlow

U 15 girls Tsunamis

Best Defensive Player: Rachael Wiebe

Best Offensive Player: Cassidy Logan

Most Improved Player:

Morganne Orchard

U 15 girls Terminators

Most Valuable Player:

Jesse Powers

Most Sportsmanlike Player:

Shaylin Warren

Most Improved Player:

Riley Geib

U 15 boys

Most Improved  Player:

Jacob Gallant

Most Inspirational Player :

Norris Wass- Little

Most Valuable Player:

James Marx

U 14 boys

Most Valuable Player: James Lieph

Most Improved Player: 

Connor Ferguson

Most Courageous Player:

Kyle Rodd

U 13 girls

Most Valuable Player:

Lajah Warren

Most Inspirational Player:

Nicole Oyler

Best team Player:

Margaret Collins

U 13 boys

Most Improved Player:

Taylor Cummings

Most Sportsmanlike Player:

Chris Berkeley

Most Valuable Player:

Matthew Thomson

by Robin Saxl, Sooke Soccer Club president