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Rick Singh Awarded Honourary Life Time RHSC Membership

January 06, 2016

Richmond Hill Soccer Club’s long-time Head Referee, Rick Singh, has been named an honorary life time RHSC member.

Rick Singh has been as an integral part of Richmond Hill Soccer Club for many years, beginning in 1988 when he first took on the role of Club Head Referee. He served as RHSC Head Referee for an astonishing 27 years, working tirelessly to recruit and mentor countless young referees while helping them develop a passion for the game. He played a valuable role in referee education and training, and also served as the Director of the York Region Referee Association's Mentor Program.

In 1998, Rick became a District Referee Instructor and began instructing courses each year in York Region. In 2013 he became the York Region Association Registrar and York Region Referee Association Director of the Mentor programme, which is a very important position that fosters and encourages promotion of referees to take on more responsibilities and officiate district, provincial and national games.

Rick was recognized on more than one occasion for his extraordinary contributions to the game of soccer, collecting a number of awards throughout his career. In 2013, he was presented with the Centre Circle Meritorious Award, which is Ontario Soccer's highest level of recognition given to those who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to soccer development in Ontario.

In that same year, it was announced Rick would be an inaugural member of the York Region Soccer Association’s Hall of Fame. The YRSA Hall of Fame was created to honour individuals whose outstanding work has made their mark in soccer and had a positive impact on the sport in York Region.

Rick’s passion for soccer and commitment to mentoring young referees is what has always made him so special. A big thank you goes out to Rick Singh for all he has given to the game of soccer in Richmond Hill and across Ontario, and congratulations on all of his remarkable achievements!

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