– Submitted by KYSA
KAMLOOPS, BC – Graham Cope has been re-elected President of the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) for another year.
This will be the ninth consecutive year that Cope has been elected President and the tenth successive year that he has served on the KYSA board.
Graham is a Westsyde resident and father of two children who play youth soccer. His wife, Sandy, is also a player in the Kamloops Women’s Soccer League as well as serving as a coach with the youth association.
Elected Vice-President for the coming year is Candace Dodson-Willis.
Candace joined the KYSA board a year ago. She lives in the Dallas area and has a son and a daughter who both play in the KYSA house program. She is also a youth team coach.
The President and Vice-President of the KYSA are chosen from within the 7-person board of directors on an annual basis, following the election of officers that takes place at the organization’s annual general meeting, which was held November 26th, 2015.
Also serving on the KYSA executive are Colin Guise, Tony Cuzzetto, Ryan Susheski, Chris Wilkinson and Rod Gurnsey.
All of the directors on the KYSA executive are volunteers.
The KYSA registers approximately 3500 players from U5 to U18 each year. The association has a combination of seven full and part-time staff which includes Executive Director Keith Liddiard, Technical Director Ciaran McMahon, Select Program Coordinator, Clive Lovett, Office Administrator Carolyn Birch, Office Assistant, Donna Marshall, Program Coordinator and Soccer Dome Manager Sarah Johnson and bookkeeper Justine Rinaldi.
The KYSA’s 2016 season will kick-off in mid-April. Anyone wishing to play in the upcoming season can register and pay their fees on-line at kysa.net. Registration can also be completed by visiting the KYSA office on McArthur Island. The office is open from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday through Friday. The registration deadline is February 1st if parents want to avoid a $25 late fee and be guaranteed a place for their child(ren) on a KYSA team.