Dave Fryatt

Jul 24, 1921
Chilliwack, CAN
Where they grew up
Chilliwack, CAN


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 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 a Director (1954-61) and then Vice-President (1962) with the Canadian Soccer Association... served as a head of delegation (executive member) for Canada’s national teams, including FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 1957, tour of the Soviet Union and United Kingdom in 1960... served as the 22nd president of the Canadian Soccer Association (1963-64), then known as the Canadian Soccer Football Association... served as Past President of the Canadian Soccer Association (1965-68)... served as Treasurer/Comptroller of the Canadian Soccer Association (1969-72)... served as the Canadian Soccer Association’s Director of Finance (1977-82)... served as Canada’s team manager at Summer Universiade Mexico 1982... again served as a head of delegation for Canada’s national teams, including CONCACAF Men’s Youth Championship (first place in 1986) and Pan American Games (Indianapolis 1987)...

Individual Honours


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