A local coach who brings passion, dedication, and integrity to his role is Geoff Horn and he is this week's Eagle Applause winner.
Geoff Horn is the coach for the boys U14 and U16 United Soccer teams here in Swift Current.
This volunteer position is one to which Geoff devotes a tremendous amount of time and effort, for which the parents of the boys on his teams appreciate all he does in the lives of these young men in terms of developing them and holding them accountable for their behaviour and growth.
Those who know him and have boys under his guidance say he uses his time as coach not only to bring them along in soccer, but translates this team building into lessons that can be used in daily life. "It’s amazing to watch how his groups truly become a team. He runs a great bench, permitting the junior players to get their fair share of play and allowing the young leaders on the team their chance to shine" according to the parents who were a part of his nomination for the Eagle Applause.
They also point out that "Coach Horn makes a lot of sacrifices to be with these boys and so does his family. It was his first ever Father’s Day this June and instead of being home with his wife and infant son, he was away coaching our boys. This is just to say Thank You Coach!"
These kids are in great hands with Geoff at the helm representing our community well, and that is why it is our pleasure to award Geoff this week's Eagle Applause!