of the Week
The 1st Footballer
of the Week from the VISL is Geoff Hackett.
Geoff has had a remarkable
start to the year.
He has helped guide Nanaimo
United of Division 1 to the top of the standings after 5 weeks of League play.
Geoff has been a member of
the VISL since 2007.
He has had 8 seasons across
divisions 1, 3, and U21.
He is coming off a year that
saw him win the Lou DeCosta Keeper of the Year Award for the 1st
time, an award that has been in the VISL since 1968.
A Manchester United fan, and
a David De Gea follower, Geoff does not admit to any superstitions – but he is
a Keeper, so we know he is just holding out. We do know that he follows a
routine and shows up to play. He tries to keep the team relaxed and likes to
provide clean sheets – has several this year already!
Recently married this past
summer, Geoff also works as a professional sports psychologist. He is a
graduate from local Dover Bay High School. Geoff also coaches young and up
& coming goal keepers in the region.
When you ask his coaching
staff about him, they are quick to reply that he is a just a genuine guy who is
great to have around. They are obviously very proud of him – for his
accomplishments on the field, but also his demeanor off the field.
Have a good season Geoff,
keep up the great work!
Geoff will receive a new
Footballer of the Week shirt on behalf of the United Football Group, and a
little something special that may be Manchester United related from the VISL.