Welcome to the 2020 Fan Awards. Celebrate the best of the 2020 Island Games and vote from November 16th to November 24th for your chance to win prizes!
Below are the categories and nominees for each award. At the bottom of the page submit your votes for each award.
It's in the hands of the fans.
FORGE FC 2-2 CAVALRY FC
The Island Games’ opening match had everything: A wonder goal from Anthony Novak, penalty controversy, Kyle Bekker’s dramatic go-ahead diving header, and a few beautiful saves from Marco Carducci.
WINNER: HFX WANDERER'S GROUND CELEBRATION
Hundreds gathered at Wanderers Grounds in September to cheer on the Wanderers in a crucial second-round tilt with Cavalry FC – a win that sealed their first Finals berth in club history.
NOMINEE: CHRISTIAN OXNER
HFX Wanderers captured the Home to Play FIFA 20 tournament back in April thanks to the heroics of Christian Oxner, who dispatched Atlético Ottawa’s Malyk Hamilton 3-0 in the second leg of the finals.
NOMINEE: PACIFIC FC ECPL CHAMP
Pacific FC’s eCPL champion offered some faith in humanity and video games after winning the club’s eCPL championship. And no win is complete without a shout out to your mom!
NOMINEE: SKILL SHACK
Before a Home To Play match, Pacific FC representative Skills_Shack took on MegaBit98, who plays for Bundesliga side Werder Bremen. Skills_Shack, playing as the Canadian national team, upset MegaBit’s Bremen with a 2-0 win.
NOMINEE: CHRIS NANCO'S KICKD UP CULTURE
Forge’s inaugural signing raised $2,300 for multiple bail bonds this Spring as Black Lives Matter protests and demonstrations challenged systemic racism across North America.
NOMINEE: HEALTH CARE
York9 honoured frontline healthcare workers early in the pandemic by selling kits with the “Health Care Heroes Emblem” emblazoned on the left arm. Proceeds from those sales were donated to Mackenzie Health’s COVID-19 Response Fund.
NOMINEE: HFX WANDERERS FRONTLINE HEROS
HFX Wanderers FC celebrated crucial workers on the East Coast with features on social media and sales of masks, with proceeds donated to United Way’s Atlantic Compassion Fund.
NOMINEE: FC EDMONTON RAISES MONEY FOR LOCAL HOSPITAL
The Eddies stepped up to raise over $5,000 through their Shorts for Shortages program, which sold FCE shorts with funds going to Edmonton’s Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation.
Every CPL player from all eight teams took to the pitch at the Island Games to show solidarity for BIOPIC and the Black Lives Matter movement.