St. Lawrence honours soccer’s best
The St. Lawrence Soccer Association held its annual banquet and awards Aug. 18 at Laurentian Place, honouring players from this past season as well as naming people to the Hall of Fame.
St. Lawrence Hall of Fame inductees included: Paul J. Slaney (player), Bill Pike (player), Pat Brake (builder) and Rudy Norman (player).
Ron Aylward (builder) was inducted to The Wall of Honour Inductee.
The Burin Peninsula Soccer Association Hall of Fame Inductees were: Lloyd Brockerville (player), Al Reid (player/builder) and Rick Farrell (builder).
The evening also included the presentation of Challenge Cup Soccer Awards for the 2017 season.
Brent Hennebury, the Leo Murray Memorial Trophy for Most Improved Player;
Shawn Isaacs, the D&D Engraving Trophy for most dedicated player;
Sean Drew, the Cecil Shea Memorial Trophy for most sportsmanlike player;
Stefan Slaney, the Mick Turpin Memorial Trophy for top scorer, and the Robert Kelly Memorial Trophy for most valuable player;
Jordy Slaney, the Cyril & Gerard Quirke Memorial Trophy, Award of Excellence.
The Ultimate Fan Award — The Keith Walsh Memorial Award — went to:
Margaret Slaney, Lucy Murray and Theresa Hynes.
Members of the NL Hall of Fame who were not inductees to the BPSA Hall of Fame were recognized and given certificates. They included: Ed Kelly, Mike Howlett, Bob Spearns, Harry Kelly and Dr. Paul Slaney, as well as brothers Craig and Scott Edwards of Marystown and Rod Drake of Lawn.
Many people were honoured at the recent St. Lawrence Soccer Association banquet and awards night. Front row (left to right) are: Lucy Murray, Theresa Hynes, Margaret Slaney, Ronnie Norman (accepting an award on behalf of her son Rudy Norman), Pat Brake and Brent Hennebury; and back row: Rick Farrell, Tom Reid (accepting an honour on behalf of brother Al Reid), Lloyd Brockerville, Bill Pike, Dorothy Aylward and grandson Carson (accepting an honour on behalf of her late husband Ron), Shawn Isaacs, Jordy Slaney and Paul J Slaney.