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Hall of Fame - Charlie Scott-Field



When CYS first decided to go forward with the Hall of Fame concept a meeting was held with several former club presidents and executive members to get their input on some of the folks whose dedication to soccer in Cambridge ought to be recognized.

One name stood atop everyone's list. This gentleman was the face of the organization in the early years and for many more to come after that.

In 1968 Preston Minor Soccer was formed with 4 teams. He, along with Phil Cole, Pat Duggan and Tom Palmer played a vital role in forming that organization.

In 1972 Galt Minor Soccer was founded under the leadership of John Quin. That same season this man was responsible for helping to organize the first Can-Amera Games between Cambridge and Saginaw, Michigan. He served for 30 plus years as a volunteer in the soccer portion of that event.

In 1973 he spearheaded the formation of Cambridge Youth Soccer, as Galt Minor Soccer and Preston Minor Soccer amalgamated into one entity. CYS was the first sports group in the city to amalgamate and become a true city-wide organization. He became the first official President of the organization when the first elected President decided not to continue. This was a position he held for 10 years. Additionally, he was also the first President of the Waterloo-Wellington Soccer Association, the precursor to the South West Regional Soccer Association.

In 1980 along with coaches such as Ann Dick, Jean Wilson and Ann Stewart he was responsible for setting up the first Girls Soccer Program in Cambridge. This same year he was named as a Life Member of Cambridge Youth Soccer.

He also served the club on the field for many years as a coach in the CYS rep program. There's a good chance that many of the parents and even some grandparents of CYS players today had the privilege of learning the game from this gentleman.

In addition to his work with CYS, he also served as the Technical Director of the Ontario Soccer Association and was also a coaching course conductor for the OSA for 27 years, and, despite leaving Cambridge in his retirement always came back to conduct Children's, Youth's and Senior Courses for CYS on behalf of the OSA.

He was also an accomplished referee, serving as the Lead Instructor for 5 years of OSA Technical Clinics and was an assessor at National All-Star and CIS University National Championships.

He also served for over 10 years as the Head Coach of the Cambridge Special Olympics Soccer Program

Cambridge Youth Soccer certainly would not be in the position it is today without the tireless efforts of one of the its greatest volunteers and ambassadors, for not only the club, but the city of Cambridge as well.


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