NOTE: All applications will require a photo of the nominee. Please have this on hand before starting the application process.
The MilkUP Ontario Soccer Future Leaders “Class of ‘22” recognizes the achievements and impact of youth in the soccer community. Award winners will embody the Ontario Soccer tagline of “Play. Inspire. Unite.” in both their soccer community and their home community.
The “Class of ‘22” awardees will have an attitude of resilience and a strong work ethic. They will have future aspirations of leadership within the ‘beautiful game’, continuing their journey of soccer involvement and contribution.
This category recognizes youth, who will continue to contribute to the local soccer community as a leader, player, coach, match official, or administrator. This award includes a $500 education credit per recipient to be used for soccer leadership education (any eligible Ontario Soccer Coach Education, Match Official Development courses, etc.)
- Must be a registered member of Ontario Soccer
- Must be 15 – 18 years old by December of the award year
Ontario Soccer is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment; as such, Ontario Soccer will strive to select award recipients that reflect and support the diversity of the soccer community.
Where possible, diverse gender types will be represented in each of the five regions. Remaining recipients will represent all regions, where possible.
- Eastern Ontario
- Central West Ontario
- Central East Ontario
- Western Ontario
- Northern Ontario
Considerations and Contributions:
Nominees will exemplify the Ontario Soccer organizational values of being inclusive, respectful, ethical, acting with integrity, and being a community builder. They will be active community members, with a desire for impact, and a positive attitude for growth.
Nominations can be received from the following:
- A member organization of Ontario Soccer; or
- A peer (age 15-18) who is not a relative of the nominee
Award Nominations must be submitted by Sunday, January 8th, 2023. Nomination may be submitted in writing, via video, or both.