Blizzard is proud to be able to recognize outstanding teams and athletes for their contribution to soccer and our communities.
Alex Flynn Memorial Team Award
Alex Flynn in Action
Alex Flynn was a very special and proud member of the Calgary Blizzard Soccer Club until his untimely death in 2008.
This award takes into account the things that made Alex special. Alex was a leader, but not a “look at me” kind of leader. He led quietly, letting his behaviour do the talking and leading by example. He also led by encouraging others, helping them up when they were down and getting them to their feet.
First and foremost, Alex was a team guy. He always valued the team achievements more than individual accomplishment. While he took soccer seriously, he knew that winning wasn’t everything and that having fun was also important. Alex Flynn knew how to have fun and make things fun for others. When you name an award for a young man with such strength of character, it needs to honor his values and so it has been decided that this award will be presented annually to a team, not an individual. This is more is about strength of personality, as opposed to a winning at all costs mentality.
To qualify, a team must have the following attributes:
The team must hold fun as a high priority and compete at a good level, making the most of their abilities
The team should have gone to out of town tournaments, had fun, competed in a sporting manner and had a trip full of memories, not all of them from the soccer field
The team must have a good sporting reputation, no “in fighting,” and must be a strong representative of the Blizzard values
If you think that a team you represented this year, either in indoor or outdoor, qualifies for this award, please email your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org. The winning team will be announced towards the end of February. The coach will get to keep the commemorative shield for a year.