Sport Nova Scotia’s Support4Sport awards were presented virtually on Saturdays evening, June 27, you can watch the full presentation HERE. We would like to congratulate all of our Soccer Nova Scotia Provincial Sport Organization winners along with our Overall winners, Marie-Soleil Beaudoin – Overall Official of the Year Finalist and Sport Makes a Difference Winner – W-Inspire Conference hosted by United DFC. The following persons (groups) received awards as Provincial Sport Organization Winners for soccer:
Marie-Soleil Beaudoin was selected as the overall finalist for the Support4Sport Official of the Year for the second year in a row.
Marie-Soleil Beaudoin worked games at all levels in 2019, but there was a clear highlight among her assignments. The Halifax official was appointed to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. Marie-Soleil had an exceptional event, refereeing four matches including the Round of 16 showdown between host France and Brazil. Her performance earned Marie-Soleil an appointment as the referee for the semifinal between the Netherlands and Sweden. In September 2019, at the invitation of France, she was appointed by Canada to referee the Trophee des Championne in Guingamp, France, a game which crowns the women’s professional champion for that country. Despite her international schedule, Marie-Soleil still found time to work club and university level games. She was appointed referee for the senior women’s final in August 2019. Nationally, she travelled across the country working games in the Canadian Premier League, including the inaugural game for the Halifax Wanderers in Halifax.
United DFC’s – W-Inspire Conference was selected for the Sport Makes a Difference Award.
The W-Inspire Conference hosted by United DFC began with an idea to inspire and recruit more female soccer coaches but transformed into an incredible conference celebrating all aspects of female leadership in soccer. The conference, open to women of all ages, attracted 80 delegates from all over the province, including coaches, managers, volunteers, referees and future coaches. Presenters from various backgrounds and sports gave inspiring talks on topics ranging from Becoming Your Awesome to Tips & Tricks for Player Management.
Congratulations to all our representatives for their accomplishments, view the Support4Sport Event program HERE for full write-ups on all award winners.