Richmond FC is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2019/2020 RFC Scholarships for $1000 each towards post-secondary education:

Joel Hempel

Tom MacIntyre

Will Rasmussen

Ryan Sadhra

Ben Williams


Joel Hempel (McMath)

Joel shows leadership on and off the field, demonstrates excellent sportsmanship and gives 110 per cent effort. He is described as a fantastic player and a great person. Joel’s activities off the field include participating in the interact club, coding club and science club. This year Joel worked with Habitat for Humanity on a project in Costa Rica. In the future, Joel wants to get involved in youth soccer coaching.

Tom MacIntyre (McMath)

Tom has been a player with Richmond FC for 12 consecutive seasons and was described as a joy to coach. He had fantastic team spirit and sportsmanship and showed a high level of commitment to his team in practices and games. Tom has been a strong all-around student who was on the honour roll every year. He has been involved in student leadership, was a peer tutor, and has been a member of the Richmond Youth Concert Band.

Will Rasmussen (Burnett)

Will has been with Richmond FC as a player for 13 years. He has been the kind of strong and reliable player that every team needs, but whose true value is often not recognized. He received the top athlete award in Grade 8 and played on his school volleyball and basketball teams. Will has served his school community as a peer tutor, a member of the Breakers that Believe student leadership group and an orientation guide for Burnett-bound Grade 7 students.

Ryan Sadhra (Vancouver College)

Ryan has shown outstanding leadership on and off the field, and was the captain of his team for the last two years. He was an active and impassioned advocate for his teammates, motivating everyone to do their best. Ryan has been a first class honours student and a member of the honour society every year since Grade 9. In addition to playing hockey and basketball, he has volunteered in various initiatives to help the homeless. Last year he went on a trip to Peru to build a home for an impoverished family.

Ben Williams (Boyd)

Ben has been an accomplished and dedicated player with Richmond FC for the last 13 seasons. Playing soccer has taught him how to be his best self, on and off the pitch. Ben was a field marshal at the Coastal Cup finals held in Richmond last year and has been an active participant in Richmond FC’s food, sock and blanket drives. Outside of the classroom, Ben is a passionate participant in his school community and has been a part of interact club, business club, grad committee and student council.