North Delta FC (NDFC) is pleased to accept applications for the 2024 Bursary Program. The submission deadline is March 31, 2024.
NDFC in recognition of Donald Lightbody’s contributions to the establishment of SurDel Girls Soccer Club, NDFC is proud to award 1 NDFC player in the amount of $1000 to a player who proceeding on to a post-secondary education.
In the truest sense of the word, Donald Lightbody is an original ‘pioneer’ of the girls soccer movement in the Lower Mainland. Donald Lightbody was the driving force behind the establishment of the SurDel Girls Soccer Association in 1974.
In the early 1970s while he was coaching his son’s soccer team, Donald realized that there were always a group of girls hanging around practices. In order to keep the boys focused and the girls busy, he would throw a couple balls to the girls to play with until the end of practice. If all went well, Donald would allow the girls and boys to scrimmage together for the last 15 minutes of practice. This became a regular routine and Donald soon realized that the girls had nowhere to play organized soccer. Donald Lightbody approached the North Delta Boys Soccer Association and the North Delta Girls Field Hockey, but neither group had any interest in developing a partnership with girls soccer. So in 1973, Donald Lightbody, his wife, Pat, and five other soccer enthusiasts (Norma Mason, Maureen and Brian Darby, and Marilyn and Len Baker) set in motion the establishment of the SurDel Girls Soccer Association. The same group was instrumental in helping set up girls soccer associations in Whalley, Richmond and Semiahmoo before turning those organizations over to separate executive groups.
NDFC in recognition of Evan Noble’s long-standing contributions to SurDel Soccer Club, NDFC is proud to award 1 NDFC player in the amount of $1000 to a player who proceeding on to a post-secondary education.
The North Delta Football Club (NDFC) is proud to award a $1000 bursary to two players who is proceeding on to a post-secondary education.
Gabriella Duzenberry – Cody Kehler Bursary
Kylie Kerr – Mike Frampton Bursary
Emily Bancroft – Donald Lightbody
Reighan Hill – Evan Noble
Jayden Gill – NDFC Bursary
Sumeet Kaur Khaira – NDFC Bursary
Mohammed Ibrahim Ismail – Cody Kehler Memorial Bursary
Anreet Rana -Jonathan Frampton Memorial Bursary
Simrit Boparai – Donald Lightbody Bursary
Jacob Visser – Evan Noble Bursary
Meena Ressaltt – NDFC Bursary
Terena Jagpal – NDFC Bursary
Nicolas Cordeiro – Cody Kehler Memorial Bursary
Yasmin Zadunaisky – Jonathan Frampton Memorial Bursary
Brenda Espiritu – Donald Lightbody Bursary
Austin Vokey – Evan Noble Bursary
Joanna Inkster – NDFC Bursary
Colwyn Ralph – NDFC Bursary
Jeremy Mak – Cody Kehler Memorial Bursary
Nicholas Chies -Jonathan Frampton Memorial Bursary
Maya Hart – Donald Lightbody Bursary
Jappun Dhillion – Evan Noble Bursary
Joshan Gill – NDFC Bursary
Carson Findlay – NDFC Bursary