United Footballer Of The Week

Bill Keserich
Cowichan Valley Soccer Association
President, Head Referee, U13-U18 Boys Coordinator

The rain did not stop hundreds of family, friends, soccer players and coaches, and others from the community to come out in late December to celebrate the 80th birthday of Bill Keserich, Cowichan Valley Soccer Association President. U13-18 Boys Coordinator, Boys Lower Island Rep, and Head Referee. Bill is an amazing man who has been involved with the soccer club since 1980. He ”never dreamed that he would still be involved at age 80″.

Operation Moustache, an idea based on the fact that Bill has long sported a handlebar moustache, came from Deana Robertson whose daughter once played for the CVSA. People loved the idea and responded in droves. A local business offered to make signs based on donations with all proceeds going to the new turf field. By 11:30 on Saturday morning, when Bill arrived at Sherman Road, the Williams field was covered with banners and large moustache shaped signs signed by players and others that have known Bill over the many years he has been involved with soccer in the valley.

Despite the involvement of social media, numerous businesses and individuals in the Cowichan Valley, Operation Moustache came as a complete surprise to Bill. In fact, on arrival, he thought that a “lynch mob” had been organized to oust him from the club. Bill took the time to greet everyone on the field with a hug or a handshake before heading inside the clubhouse where everyone was gathering for cake. Even Emily Zurrer, a former player with the club who knows Bill well and is now on the Canadian National Women’s team, was there to join in the celebration.

The club have posted three video clips on YouTube for those that couldn’t make it in person. The first is of Bill’s arrival at Sherman Road. The second is of his interview with CTV. The third is inside the clubhouse with his daughter, Michelle, speaking.

BILL’S ARRIVAL www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHND8JxTeIM 

CTV INTERVIEW  www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6jJUStTrtM

IN THE CLUBHOUSE  www.youtube.com/watch?v=39X4ZCKizbo&list=UUgH1NWU4-TQm-39aUBv2uPA

Well done Cowichan Valley Soccer Association for surprising your own president and congratulations Billy K. on being this week’s Footballers of the Week!

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2015 LIWSA All-Star Games

Submitted by Discipline on Mon, 2015-01-19 22:28

Thank you to our sponsors that donated prizes for the All-Star Games:

Lavender House (Megan Dove)

Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence

Sport Check

Boston Pizza

And to all of the players, coaches, game officials and fans that participated in the games and donated food items to the local food bank. Also to the LIWSA executive volunteers for yet another successful LIWSA event. Photos of both games can be found on the LIWSA facebook page. See you next year!

Rescheduled Games - Coaches and Managers

Submitted by admin on Mon, 2014-12-15 16:23

Due to the weather conditions, there are numerous outstanding games that need to be played.  Please make best efforts to reschedule these games as soon as possible.
 
Multiple requests to various members of the executive has been creating some difficulties.  To ensure the process runs smoothly, LIWSA is seeking your cooperation with submitting any requests for rescheduled games directly to your division liaison.  Emails should include the following information: