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Ben Lake (CAN)

Date of birth: 1929-06-26
Age 91
Birthplace: Fortune, NF, CAN
Raised: Fortune, NL, CAN
All Positions: Canada Soccer Past Board Member
Profile Text Last Updated 2018-01-12
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Benjamin Spencer Lake... in 2015, the Newfoundland Labrador Soccer Association’s annual Executive of the Year award was renamed the Ben Lake Award... 
wrote Dr. Fred Stambrook in 1990, Lake “has given long and distinguished service as a volunteer to the sport of soccer”... wrote Doug Redmond in 2007, “the Newfoundland Labrador Soccer Association is very proud of the contribution Mr. Lake has made as an administrator while promoting and developing the sport of soccer in our province and the rest of Canada”... 

For Sport

served as treasurer of Memorial University Athletic Union (1951)... served as President of Fortune Athletic Association... served as President of Burin Peninsula Athletic Association (1961-62)... served as coach of Guards Athletic Association (starting in 1962)... served as President of Guards Athletic Association (starting 1965)... 
served as president of the Newfoundland Labrador Soccer Association (1971-77)... helped establish St. John’s Women’s Soccer League in 1976... served as chairman of the 1977 Canada Games Soccer’s Tournament... served as chairman of facilities for the famous 14 September 1985 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match at King George V Park in St. John’s, NL...
served as director of Canada Soccer (1977-80) and then vice president of Canada Soccer (1980-82)... served as Vice Chairman and worked as the Venue Facility Coordinator for the St. John’s Site at the FIFA U-16 World Tournament Canada 1987 (FIFA U-17 World Cup)... 
Year Prize Honour
2008 Recipient / Récipiendaire Canada Soccer President’s Award
2000 Life Member Newfoundland Labrador Soccer Life Member
1990 Recipient / Récipiendaire Aubrey Sanford Meritorious Award
1989 Honoured Member (Builder - Soccer) Newfoundland Labrador Sports Hall of Fame
1983 Honoured Member (Builder - Soccer) Newfoundland Labrador Soccer Association Hall of Fame


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