A Brentwood Bay man has been named the Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year.
Brendon McAdam, 22, was selected for the award based his performance through the 2012 year.
“Brendon played a very strong role in our entire 2012 year,” said Canadian Para Soccer coach Drew Ferguson in a press release.
“He provides leadership on the field with fierce work rate and commitment.”
McAdam is the first-ever winner of the Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year award.
The introduction of the award coincides with the 20th year of the Canada Soccer Player Awards as well as the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Soccer Association.
McAdam, a midfielder, is in his third year with the Canadian Para Soccer program.
In June, he helped Canada win the 7-a-side Tournament in Spain with a perfect record of four wins in four matches.
McAdam scored four goals during the tournament, including a hat trick in the final against host team, Catalonia.
This week, the Canadian Soccer Association will also announce other annual awards for players who participated the 2012 year.
Upcoming announcements include awards for the Canadian U-17 Players of the Year, the Canadian U-20 Players of the Year and the Bank of Montreal Canadian Players of the Year.
— With files from the CSA