North Delta FC (NDFC) is pleased to accept applications for the 2021 Bursary Program. The submission deadline is May 18, 2021.
Cody Kehler Memorial Bursary - $1500
Jonathan Frampton Memorial Bursary - $1000
Donald Lightbody Bursary - $1000
Evan Noble Bursary - $1000
NDFC Bursary - $1000 (2 available)
Cody Kehlr Memorial Bursary
The family of Cody are proud to award 1 NDFC worth player in the amount of $1500 to a player who is proceeding on to post-secondary education.
Cody Kehler, former NDSC players was tragically killed in a car accident at the age of 17. Cody strived to be the best person he could be in all aspects of his life; school, sports, family, friends and community. He was a selfless person, an honour-roll student and lived his life performing random acts of kindness, promoting goodwill and wanting the world to be a better place. Cody played soccer at a young age in North Delta and went on to play rep soccer until he left North Delta at the age of 14. To continue Cody’s legacy, Cody’s family have set out to give back to the communities that touched Cody’s life. The family feels that North Delta is a community they want to give back to as Cody was raised here and always wanted to help others wherever he could.
Jonathan Frampton Memorial Bursary
The family of Jonathan are proud to award 1 NDFC worth player in the amount of $1000 to a player who is proceeding on to post-secondary education.
Jonathan (Jonny) Frampton was born and raised in North Delta where he played for the North Delta Youth Soccer Club from 1987 to 2001. Jonny loved all sports and developed many lasting friendships through his team involvements in North Delta Soccer, North Delta Ball Hockey and North Delta Fastpitch. As a young teenager, he also began refereeing for NDSC and upon is completion of youth soccer he went on to play in the NDSC Men's Program. At North Delta Senior Secondary, Delview Junior High, and Hellings Elementary, he excelled in sports, academics and drama, then continued his education at Douglas University College and in 2005 began working for Coast Capital Savings. While still residing in North Delta, after a short but courageous battle with cancer, Jonny tragically passed away in 2010 at the age of 26. Jonny remains in our hearts and memories as he goes on to play for a "Higher" team. Because North Delta Soccer Club has provided the Frampton Family with so much joy, connections and lasting friendships they feel that NDSC is the perfect conduit by which they can give back to our North Delta community.
Donald Lightbody Bursary
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.
Evan Noble Bursary
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.
A bursary committee selects the successful candidates based on the criteria listed below:
Players must have been a member of NDFC (including NDSC & SURDEL) for a minimum of 12 months within the past 3 years.
Players must submit a 500 word written essay saying “why being a member of NDFC has been important to me” to firstname.lastname@example.org
Players must complete an online application to NDFC in the year in which they graduate from high school. Click HERE for the online form.
The bursary must be claimed within two years and proof of attendance for a post-secondary institution which includes confirmation of registration with start dates on school letterhead.
Once all applications have been received, they will be reviewed by the committee and recipients will be announced in late Spring.
The submission deadline date is May 18, 2021.
Consideration to be given for making selection:
Service with the NDFC including playing, refereeing, coaching & general contribution to club activities plus contributions to other community activities.
Given to the player who may not otherwise be able to afford further education.