Volunteer coaches are the lifeblood of youth soccer. On the Saturday ahead of Father’s Day 2014, one such volunteer coach was honoured with Whitby Iroquois Soccer Club’s “Super Soccer Dad Award” for his more than 15 years of contributions to his club.
The prize bestowed to Billy Pachis included four tickets to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014.
“It’s a great honour and privilege to be a part of Whitby Iroquois Soccer Club,” said coach Pachis. “I have a passion for the sport. As a young boy I loved the game. I like passing that love and passion to young kids and watching them get better.”
Pachis currently coaches the U-10 Girls LTPD Program, the U-15 Boys OYSL Team and he is also the coach of our U-21 Boys provincial team. Pachis also assists with the U-10 Boys LTPD age group and somehow finds the time to help out with numerous other Whitby Soccer programs.
“As a volunteer coach, you dedicate hundreds of hours over the course of a season and thousands over the course of 15 years,” said Ron Smale, President of the Ontario Soccer Association. “We are blessed to have Billy. He’s a great dad and a great coach. We’re very proud to recognize one of the volunteers in our system.”
The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 runs this 5-24 August in Edmonton, Toronto, Montréal and Moncton. It will be followed one year later by the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 which runs 6 June to 5 July in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montréal and Moncton.
Tickets to the competition are available via FIFA.com/Canada2014, with Starting as low as just $10, individual match tickets to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 are now on sale via FIFA.com/Canada2014. The competition features affordable prices for all 32 matches, with no ticket price higher than $50.