Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Maj. (Ret.) Roy Hillier has been inducted into the Canadian Forces Sports Hall of Fame as a multi-sport athlete, coach and builder. His potential was recognized during his basic training course when he was named ‘Outstanding Athlete’.
As a staff coach and course conductor for the Ontario Soccer Association, he has certified over 1,000 military and civilian soccer coaches. He is also a course conductor for the National Coaching Certification Program of Canada, and has certified more than 5,000 military and civilian coaches.His abilities as a team-builder for sports, particularly soccer, is beyond compare in the Canadian Forces.
He started the Canadian Forces International Military Sports Council (CISM) soccer team, coaching it until 1992, when he was appointed to the CISM Soccer Technical Committee, for which he served until 2005.
His contributions to CISM were formally recognized in 1997, when he was awarded the ‘Order of Knight’. Hillier was also awarded the Canadian Forces Distinguished Order of Merit in 2007.
Posted by Gord Dunphy at 9:44 AM