CATHERINE’S JOURNEY CONTINUES
Join us in congratulating Catherine Ridgeway on being elected to the Alberta Soccer Association (ASA) Board of Directors. Though Catherine must now step down from our Swan City FC Board, we are ecstatic to have someone from our community help to guide our sport by taking a seat with the provincial governing body. SCFC President, Derek Van Tassell, noted that “When Cat is passionate about something she gets invested in all aspects. Soccer has been no exception; she is a player, coach, mentor, board member, and simply an all-around superstar. We are not surprised by this and know she will be a welcome addition to the ASA Board.”
Proudly born and raised in Grande Prairie, “Coach Cat” started the Crew women’s team at the tender age of 16. Now, some 20-plus years later, the team is a regular fixture in our Women’s League. While majoring in Communications, this home-grown talent attended and played soccer for Mount Royal University in Calgary. An accomplished student-athlete in both volleyball and soccer, Ridgeway went back to school and played her last year of eligibility at GPRC in 2011 at age 29, as a mother of 3, nonetheless.
Catherine’s career finds her busy managing Revolution Place, Dave Barr Community Centre, and Montrose Cultural Centre, as the Event and Entertainment Manager for the City of Grande Prairie. Yet, this has never deterred her from contributing to the community by taking on roles within the game she so loves:
- President, Grande Prairie Soccer Association (2017 – 2019)
- Vice President, Grande Prairie Minor Soccer Association (2014 – 2017)
- Director of Operations, Wolves Soccer Club (2010 – 2012)
- President, Grande Prairie Women’s League Association (2008 – 2010)
Coach Cat also continues to pursue higher levels of coach education and was a Coach Developer Candidate in the 2018-2019 ASA Women in Sport Leadership Program. At present, she has been progressing towards the completion of her B License. Never stop learning!
Join us in celebrating our community by celebrating Catherine Ridgeway.