Retiring after a 32 career, Dale Perry is a long-time board member, coach, official and technical director for soccer in Swift Current. He is one of four coaches honoured with a 2020 Saskatchewan Sport Award in Coach Dedication. Perry was nominated by Saskatchewan Soccer Association.
Receiving the Saskatchewan Soccer Association’s highest honour, the David Newsham Award and Life Membership in 2003, Perry has not only left a lasting legacy on the game in Swift Current but also in the province. A provincial board member in five different years, Perry has coached teams to more than 30 provincial championships in his career and has a soccer field named after him in the city. He coached both the Swift Current Comprehensive Colts and the Swift Current Ardens club team. He had an active streak of 11 straight Moose Jaw League championships with the Ardens.
Perry has also coached both male and female teams at the last five Saskatchewan Summer Games and many of his athletes have gone on to play soccer at the college and university levels.
Each day this week, two recipients from the six long-serving volunteers and the four dedicated and decorated coaches honoured as recipients of the 2020 Saskatchewan Sport Awards will be featured through tribute videos on Sask Sport and the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan’s website and social media channels. Visit the 2020 Saskatchewan Sport Awards announcement to learn more.
About the Saskatchewan Sport Awards
The Saskatchewan Sport Awards honours the hard work and dedication of those in the province’s amateur sport community.
Nominees for the Saskatchewan Sport Awards were submitted by active and affiliate members of Sask Sport. Recipients were selected by a Sask Sport awards committee.
The Saskatchewan Sport Awards are supported by Sask Lotteries, the main fundraiser for sport, culture and recreation groups in Saskatchewan. Every year, proceeds from Sask Lotteries support more than 12,000 non-profit groups that support activities and opportunities that help all participants of all ages and abilities to play, create and grow.