Forest City Volleyball Club awards are presented annually at the end of the competitive season. Award recipients are selected by their coaches and/or peers. We are proud to celebrate the achievements of our competitive team athletes.
Past annual award recipients can be found in our News stories archive.
OVA Award of Excellence
The Award of Excellence medal is awarded annually to one member of every team participating in the OVA Provincial Championships. Coaches may choose to recognize an athlete that displays one or more of the following characteristics in their performance in the tournament - often named the OVA Champs MVP:
- Dedication to the sport of volleyball
- Perseverance and commitment
- Sportsmanship and fair play, team spirit and/or leadership
- Performance and/or most improved
FCVC Award of Excellence
FCVC Award of Achievement
Good Sport Team Award
Jane and Vaughan Peckham Scholarship Award
This award is presented to FC grads who have had an exceptional rookie year of varsity volleyball. The $500 scholarship award is available to any FC grad who is playing varsity volleyball at a university or college in Canada. Athletes can apply for the scholarship at the end of their first year of post secondary education. Annually, a committee of senior FC members selects the winner (up to two athletes each year) from the list of applicants.
History of the Jane and Vaughan Peckham Scholarship
In 2005, the City of London hosted the World Transplant Games. FCVC founders and coaches, Vaughan and Jane Peckham were chosen to be “Sports Leaders, Volleyball” for these games. Using their connections in the London volleyball community, and beyond, the Peckhams were able to recruit a team of volunteers to organize and welcome international athletes to London to meet and compete with other transplant recipients and donors. As a result of the success of the games, World Transplant Games made a contribution of $10,000 to FCVC. Our FCVC board of directors unanimously agreed to reinvest the funds to support our community and to recognize FCVC graduates who excelled in their first year of university or college varsity volleyball.
This legacy continues to recognize FC athletes and their contributions to volleyball beyond their club experience.
Past winners include:
2010 - TJ Saunders, Kristina Grail
2011 – Justin Scapinello, Allison Peters
2012 - Shelby Charlton, Josh Butler
2013 - Amelia Grail, Kyle Richards
2014 - Maddie DeDecker
2015 - Courtney Sestric
2016 - Michelle Chelladurai
2017 - Matt Baxter
2018 - Ashlyn Kadlecik
2019 - Evan Falardeau, Marissa Smith
2020, 2021 and 2022 - not awarded due to incomplete/ cancelled competitive season
2023 - Andrew Kerkhoff, Payton Entwistle