The Telegram's veteran sports reporter John Browne is among new inductees into the Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Hall of Fame. — Telegram photo
The Telegram’s veteran sports reporter, John Browne, is among seven new inductees to be enshrined into the Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Hall of Fame, announced today by provincial soccer president Doug Redmond.
Browne joins Harry Hickman, Cecil Noseworthy, Bob Perks, Gus Richards Jr., Glenn Stanford and Louis Quedinet in the Class of 2013.
With the exception of Quedinet, who will be inducted during a special ceremony on St-Pierre, all will be added to the Hall during a Nov. 23 banquet at the Comfort Inn in St. John’s.
For more than 40 years, Browne has reported on soccer for The Daily News and The Telegram. He continues to be The Telegram’s lead soccer writer, providing readers with fair and unbiased analysis and thoughtful — some would argue caustic — commentary.
Browne has covered countless provincial and national championships, and the 1985 World Cup qualifying game between Canada and Honduras in St. John’s.
His columns, game reports and player features have helped keep soccer a year-round sport in the eye of the public, helping the sport experience a huge growth in its registration numbers.
Browne is a former St. Pat’s soccer player — his idol was Bernie Bennett — who also coached the game after graduating from high school.