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The Award of Merit is presented to individuals in recognition of contributions to soccer, during a period of 10 or more years as a player, manager, coach, official, or administrator at the club/league or district level.
The award was formally presented on June 15 at BC Place, where McLeod joined other provincial award recipients at a Whitecaps vs. New England Revolution match.
McLeod is a UISA director, chair UISA VIPL, head coach of CVUSC Crush and assistant coach of the VIPL1998 Girls Riptide.
His passion for soccer is not only on the field; both CVUSC and the Upper Island Soccer Association (UISA) utilized McLeod’s organizational skills, vision, and strong work ethic. He held roles as VP of House and VP of Development on the CVUSC executive from 2006 to 2009.
In 2009, he left CVUSC to become a UISA Director. While on the UISA executive, McLeod was involved in the administration, scheduling and running of the UISA League, spearheaded the Fireball Futsal Festival and developed policy within UISA. He also held the role of chair from 2011 to 2012.
McLeod was instrumental in the development of the Vancouver Island Premier League (VIPL), an A-Cup level inter-district league jointly run by UISA and Lower Island Soccer Association. In 2012, McLeod left the UISA executive to further focus on his own coaching development.
Most recently, McLeod is the chair of the UISA VIPL committee, a member of the VIPL Riptide regional steering committee, and has just completed his B Provincial coaching qualifications.
On the field, he is the head coach to the CVUSC Crush as well as the assistant coach of the VIPL 1998G Riptide team.