WINNIPEG DYNAMO KYIV SOCCER CLUB-Our Proud 20 Year History 1994 to 2013

Posted by Peter Manastyrsky on Jan 16 2013 at 04:00PM PST

                            WINNIPEG DYNAMO KYIV SOCCER CLUB

                               Our Proud 20 Year History 1994 to 2013

Historically, Winnipeg Dynamo Kyiv Soccer Club - WDKSC started in March of 1994, when four soccer enthusiasts Taras Maluzynsky, Ray Honeybun, Jerry Pniowsky and Peter J. Manastyrsky, who were involved at that time with IPAC (Institute Prosvita Athletic Club) purchased a team in the 3rd division then called the Manitoba Central Soccer League-MCSL. During that year, Winnipeg Dynamo Kyiv Soccer Club played interlocking games and achieved 1st place at the end of the outdoor season.

In the 1995 and 1996 season, Winnipeg Dynamo Kyiv Soccer Club played within the 2nd division and at the end of that 1996 season, the team placed 1st, promoted to the 1st division of the MCSL. Winnipeg Dynamo Kyiv Soccer Club in 1997 placed 2nd in the 1st division and promoted to the Premier division, coached by Peter J. Manastyrsky.

From 1998 to 2001, Winnipeg Dynamo Kyiv Soccer Club had portrayed a significant role at the Premier level focusing and setting goals to achieve excellence in men's soccer. During that four year period many players were involved in high caliber matches. At the end of the 2001 season, WDKSC achieved a 2nd place standing out of 13 Premier teams.

 At the end of the 2002 season, WDKSC continued to sustain its position in the Premier division of the Manitoba Major Soccer League (formally Manitoba Central Soccer League). In 2003 the team completed the outdoor schedule and participated in the Manitoba Soccer Association Cup National Tournament and in the Thunder Bay Ontario Tournament.

Also in 2003, Winnipeg Dynamo Kyiv Soccer Club hosted their inaugural Ukraine Youth Cup Indoor Co-ed Soccer Tournament in March of that year. The tournament has been a success for over 10 years, accommodating 90 youth members of Ukrainian Canadian background between the ages of 11 to 17. To date, this tournament has become a landmark for youth soccer in Manitoba with the support of the Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian community.

From 2003 to 2012, Winnipeg Dynamo Kyiv Soccer Club has promoted men's soccer in Manitoba at the Premier level throughout that period. This involvement has given WDKSC a very positive profile. The Club is always providing, fostering and developing the game of soccer in Manitoba and within the Ukrainian community. For this coming season 2013, Winnipeg Dynamo Kyiv Soccer Club will be celebrating a 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY.

Soccer is a sport but it is also a vehicle to promote friendship and diplomacy to enhance culture and to strengthen the heritage of any ethnic group. Therefore, Winnipeg Dynamo Kyiv Soccer Club has rallied for almost 20 years to preserve that image within the Ukrainian community of Manitoba, trying to keep the intererst of many young and old in a game that is played throughout the world.

Peter J. Manastyrsky, President



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