Chiyop Wei from the Traralgon City Soccer Club has won the 2017 GippSport Most Disciplined Player Scholarship for Boys.
Chiyop was nominated by his club for his contribution on and off the pitch.
Traralgon City junior coordinator Amanda Whitmore said Wei was a great role model and mentor to younger members at the club.
“Chiyop has an ambition to become a referee and volunteers much of his time to referee small sided games, primary school soccer events and now commutes to the Gippsland Football Club under-13 team each Sunday to fulfil the Assistant Referee role,” Whitmore said.
As a junior player at Traralgon City, Wei is said to be polite and well-mannered and is always happy to volunteer his time and skills to benefit others within the club.
GippSport executive officer Barry Switzer presented Wei with a scholarship to the value of $400 at the club’s presentation night on Sunday which will assist with expenses associated with the FFV referee training course Wei will now be able to attend.
The Traralgon City Soccer Club also received a cheque for $100 for providing the nomination.
“GippSport is very keen to promote young people like Chiyop who not only participate in sport, but also make a contribution off the field of play,” Switzer said.
“His parents, club and school are justifiably proud of him and it was great that this very successful club found the time to nominate him.”
GippSport, Victoria Police and McDonald’s Family Restaurants combine to make the Most Disciplined Player program possible for junior sporting clubs in Gippsland.
Clubs are encouraged to join this free weekly program and are encouraged to provide nominations for this scholarship on an annual basis.