Each Year the Board of Directors of the Bisons are asked to nominate 5 members of
the Bisons for Ticat Playaction Awards.
The following are the nominations for this year:
1. Bob Krouse Volunteer Award presented by Tim Hortons – Player or coach who makes an impact
in their community through volunteering.
Nomination – Dylan Szczur
Dylan became a member with the Brantford Bisons as a very young athlete, then began volunteering as a youth
coach helping to mentor the younger players as they moved through the Bisons organization. Dylan has displayed
a real leadership role on his team by playing whatever role the team needs him to. He certainly stands out as lead-
er and is a role model. Dylan was chosen to play on the Nissan All Canadian Titan Team in 2018 and has been cho-
sen to play in the All Canada Bowl Northern Lights Elite game in July 2019. Outside of football Dylan has volun-
teered many hours with several organizations, maintains good grades, and is a hard worker on and off the field.
2. Danny McManus Leadership Award presented by Findlay Law – Player who best exemplifies
leadership on and off the field.
Nomination – Evan Anseeuw
Evan has been playing football since he was in Grade 7. The club that he started with did not offer a program over
the Bantam level so he started travelling to Brantford over a 1 hour drive to join the Bisons Family. He is a great
leader on the field, he is always putting in 110%, he ensures that all players understand and if not helps them to
get there. Evan is involved in multi sports but still finds time volunteer and whenever anyone need him he is there
100%. Evan made top 90 for Team Ontario and has been chosen to play in the All Canada Bowl Norther Lights
Elite game in July 2019 in Chilliwack BC. He has committed to play with York University for 2019 in CIS Foot-
3. Rocky DiPietro Builder Award presented by Nissan – Coach, executive, or board member in
recognition of a lengthy and distinguished career in support of minor football.
Nomination – Brad Ward Sr
A long time member of Bisons Football, Brad has served many roles over the years within our organization.
Beginning as a parent on the sideline, he moved into coaching in 2006 then joining the Board of Directors shortly after. During his time as a board member Brad was the catalyst of a number changes which occurred in the foot-
ball landscape. Brad ultimately became president leading our transition for our Varsity program the OVFL to the
OFC. Brad’s presidency was cut short after 5 years due to a health scare, or he would have never left the board.
Once he received the ok he returned right away to the football field as a coach and remains a great addition to our
4. Les Browne Award for Outstanding Achievement is presented by Pioneer – Player who
consistently displays effectiveness, intensity, and passion on the playing field.
Nomination – Danny Bosett
Recent Bisons Alumni Danny Bosett is a long time Bison he grew up on the field with us after starting as a Tyke
player. Since the moment he stepped on the field he was ready to leave it all on the field and give it 100%. He
wanted to be a part of every play of every down and when he wasn’t he made sure to lead the way for others. He is
always ready to play and at times has literally tried to “carry the team” on his back by doing whatever he could. He
is a very passionate player, teammate and leader. He was named OFC MVP in his first year Varsity and was one of
the youngest in the division. He was again named MVP in his final year in 2018. Danny was chosen as a Titan and
played in the Nissan All Canadian Game in Edmonton Alberta in 2018. He has committed to McMaster University
and will wear their colours on the Gridiron in 2019.
5. Michael V. Young “What Ya Gotta Do” Award – Named in memory of Bob Young’s late brother
Michael, presented to a member of the regional football community who has inspired others by
the example they have set.
Nomination – Jykine Bradley
Standing at a baseball diamond, beyond the sidelines of a Bantam Football practice; retired Ticat Jykine Brad-
ley was itching to get back on the gridiron. That set it off, Jykine introduced himself and became involved with the organization from that moment on. Jykine has helped athletes throughout organization from Tyke up to
Varsity coaching, training and mentoring. He has been involved in coaching within our varsity program as well
as within our City High Schools, always willing to step up and teach his personal philosophy “Hard Work,
Beats Talent”. He has opened doors at next level for many athletes within CIS, NCAA and CFL. Jykine has
helped many players achieve the dreams they were hoping to achieve. He has been an instrumental part in
bringing football in Brantford to another level. Thanks Coach!
Congratulations to Bisons nominee and Ticat Playaction winner Coach Killa Jykine Bradley for winning the Michael V Young
“What Ya Gotta Do” Award.
Congratulations to all the Bison nominees! Thank you for choosing to be a part of this great Bisons Family!!