A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR BILL
It is with great shock and sorrow that we announce the death of Bill Hanckel, our TASL President. His unexpected death will leave a void in our lives as he dedicated his life towards helping others while promoting the game of soccer which he loved so much.
Bill was originally from Norfolk, Virginia. He came to NC in the early 90s and played soccer at Elon University. He previously owned two retail specialty soccer shops around the triangle area and was the tournament director for CASL. Bill was currently a NCFC Youth soccer coach, Team Captain of Coed Over 30 Absolute Mustard and TASL President.
Bill played in the CASL Adult league, pre-TASL, and has played on coed and men’s teams in TASL since its inception. He joined the TASL Board in 2004 and has been TASL President since 2010 where he has been instrumental in shaping and building adult soccer in the triangle. Bill was recognized on a state level for his contributions to adult soccer and was awarded the North Carolina Adult Soccer Association Crampton Harrison Award in 2017 in recognition of notably significant contributions to the growth and development of adult soccer in North Carolina.
It is a joy to see the outpouring of love for Bill. He will be remembered for his kindness, his smile that would light up a room, his laughter and fun nature. His leadership and friendship will be missed. Bill was a beautiful person. He was taken from us too soon.
RIP our dear friend and fearless leader,....
A Celebration of Bill’s Life is set for Monday, October 28th from 4pm – 5pm.
More information can be found here: https://www.rfhr.com/obituaries/William-Bill-Hanckel/…
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