Dr. Fred Stambrook
Dr. Fred

Oxford University University of London
Where they grew up


Dr. Fred Stambrook

Dr. Frederick George Stambrook... he was nine years old when his family moved to England as a refugee... was 39 years old when he moved to Canada after various academic postings including U.K., Australia and Canada... he was 75 years old when he passed away in Winnipeg, MB on 15 July 2005... earned a B.A. Honours degree from Oxford University in 1950... was an Education and Sports Officer in the Royal Air Force (1950-52)... was employed by the British Foreign Office (1954-59)... earned his B.Sc. (Enco.) from the University of London... earned a PhD from the University of London in 1960 (doctorate in philosophy)... taught at the University of Sydney (1960-68)... worked at the University of Manitoba: as Associate Professor / Professor of History starting in 1968; as Dean of Arts from 1977 to 1982; as Vice-President (Academic) starting in 1982...

served as the 28th President of the Canadian Soccer Association (1986-92)... posthumously honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame... posthumously named in his honour, the Dr. Fred Stambrook Trophy was introduced to recognise Canada Soccer’s All Stars winning team (the annual showcase ran from 1975 to 2013 and served either U-15 or U-14 age groups over the course of 39 years)... posthumously named in his honour, Dr. Fred Stambrook Award recognises Manitoba Soccer’s Outstanding Volunteer... recipient of Canada Soccer’s Aubrey Sanford Meritorious Service Award in 1993... recipient of Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977...

with Winnipeg AN&AF Scottish FC, a Canada Soccer Football Championship winner (Challenge Trophy in 1962)...

wrote Stambrook in 1992, “the Association is heading in the right direction. We have shown that we can pull together domestically and we have also increased the international image of the association with the 1987 World Under-17 Boys Championship, the 1992 CONCACAF Congress and Youth Championship hosted by Canada Soccer"... wrote Terry Quinn in 1993, “throughout (Stambrook’s) many years with Canada Soccer, he has worked tirelessly to bring the youth into the fold of soccer... he has preserved to help the children of our country enjoy the great game of soccer”... said Stella Hryniuk in 2006, “he was a good ambassador for soccer because he was such a gentleman. His character lent a great amount of dignity to the game”...

For Sport

served as 28th President of Canada Soccer (1986-87 to 1991-92)... served on Canada Soccer’s Board of Directors (1975-76 and 1976-77 for Minor Soccer; 1977-78, 1979-80, 1982-83 and 1983-84 for Youth Soccer; 1984-85 and 1985-86 as a Canada Soccer Vice-President; 1992-93 to 1997-98 as Canada Soccer Past President)... served as head of delegation with Canada Soccer’s National Teams, including the FIFA U-20 World Cup (USSR 1985 and Malaysia 1997)...

president of the Canadian Youth Soccer Association (1975-1979)... helped launch Canada’s women’s national program in 1986 (with the first-ever camp in Winnipeg, MB)...

was a youth referee in Manitoba... served on the Manitoba Youth Soccer Association (as an Executive from 1970-75 and then as President from 1980-86)... served as President of Manitoba Soccer...

served as a member of the FIFA Appeals Committee... served as Director for the Canadian Olympic Association (1986 to 1992)...


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