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Provincial soccer Hall of Fame adds six, all from Burin Peninsula


The Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association added six individuals — all from the Burin Peninsula — as the NLSA held its annual general meeting over the weekend in St. John’s

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Bob Spearns, Harry Kelly, Mike Howlett, Dr. Paul Slaney, Malcolm Osmond and Bill “Dock” Slaney are the inductees.

The NLSA also honoured its 2016 provincial award winners, including Brent Hennebury (George Innes Youth Male Player of the Year), Alexandra Murphy (Judi Kelloway Youth Female Player of the Year), John Douglas (Brian Murphy Senior Male Player of the Year), Hannah Rivkin (Laura Breen Senior Female Player of the Year), Mike Power (Doug Sweetapple Coach of the Year), the St. John’s under-14 girls  (Angus Barrett Team of the Year), Ian Chaytor (Ben Lake Executive of the Year), Shane Dunphy (Doug Redmond Volunteer of the Year) and Shannon Tobin (Ross Arlett Memorial Award.

There were also board elections and appointments.

President Doug Redmond and Judi Kelloway (vice-president, youth) are entering the second years of their two-year terms and did not require re-election. Incumbents Jeff Tiller (vice-president, senior women) and Doug Kirby (treasurer) were re-elected.  New faces on the board include Damian Masterton (vice president, senior men) and Ron O’Neill (secretary), both serving one-year terms.

Gord Dunphy, who had been VP senior men, did not seek re-election, while Dave Legrow had stepped down as secretary midway through his two-year term.

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