Dave Fryatt

24 July 1921
Date of passing
17 October 2015 (Age 94)
Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
Where they grew up
Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada


Dave Fryatt

David Mark Fryatt... married his wife Verona Nicholson on 8 June 1946 (children Richard and Marcia)... he was 94 years old when he passed away on 17 October 2015...

attended 48 Canadian Soccer Association Annual General Meetings from 1953 to 2001...

said Fryatt at the 1964 Canadian Soccer Football Association annual meeting, “I am firmly convinced that professional soccer must be encouraged across the country and if it is to have stability we must develop our own players of sufficient calibre to become pros”... wrote Eric King in 1973, Fryatt’s “most significant contribution to The Canadian Soccer Association has been his work as Director of Finance, a position he held during the period 1973-82”... wrote Eric King in 1987, “Dave Fryatt, as a member of the Finance Committee continues to serve Canada Soccer; his sound advice and counsel on monetary matters continues to be of benefit to the Association”... said Terry Quinn during the Canadian Soccer Association’s inaugural President’s Award presentation on 12 June 1993, “this gentleman (Dave) is a legend in soccer terms... a quiet, honest and hard-working individual with a helping hand to all”... in 2000, was one of three former Canadian Soccer Association presidents included in the inaugural class honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame in Canada (Dave Fryatt, Bill Simpson and Bill Stirling)...

For Sport

served as 22nd President of Canada Soccer (1963-64 and 1964-65), then known as the Canadian Soccer Football Association... served on Canada Soccer’s Foreign Relations Board (1953-54 and 1954-55)... served as a Canada Soccer Council Member (1955-56 to 1961-62 for British Columbia), a Canada Soccer Vice-President (1962-63), a Canada Soccer Past President (1965-66 to 1968-69), and a Canada Soccer Treasurer (1969-70 to 1971-72)... again served on Canada Soccer’s Board of Directors (1976-77 for British Columbia, 1977-78 to 1981-82 as Director of Finance)... served as Head of Delegation with Canada Soccer’s National Teams, notably men’s FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 1957 and the Tour of the Soviet Union and United Kingdom in 1960... again served as Head of Delegation with Canada Soccer’s National Teams, notably the 1986 Concacaf Men’s Youth Championship (gold), and Pan American Games Indianapolis 1987...

served as player-secretary of Collingwood SC (1947-52)... served as a committee member for the Tournament of Soccer Champions sponsored by The Vancouver Sun... served as president of the British Columbia Soccer Association (1955-61 and 1975-1986)... served as vice-president of the Pacific Coast League (1957 and 1958)...

served as Canada’s team manager at Summer Universiade Mexico 1982...

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