Gus Etchegary
Gus
Etchegary

Born
28 May 1924
Age
98
Birthplace
St. Lawrence, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Where they grew up
St. Lawrence, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Bio

Gus Etchegary

Augustine A. Etchegary... served as president of the Fisheries Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Ltd... served as vice-president of Fisheries Products Ltd... served as Commissioner of International Commission of North West Atlantic Fishers... served as Director of Fishery Council of Canada... author of a book on fishering, “Empty Nets: How Greed and Politics Wiped Out the World’s Greatest Fishery”...

honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame... honoured by the Newfoundland Labrador Sports Hall of Fame, the Newfoundland Labrador Soccer Hall of Fame, the St. John’s Soccer Hall of Fame, the Burin Peninsula Soccer Hall of Fame, and the St. Lawrence Soccer Hall of Fame... honoured as a Newfoundland Labrador Soccer Honourary Life Member...

said Etchegary in 1984, “it was the dedication of those who were involved that made it work (Newfoundland Labrador soccer’s membership to Canada Soccer); I think of people like Fred Tessier, Adrian Miller, Hobie Pike, Angus Barrett, and Doug Sweetapple”... wrote Dee Murphy, “his ability to promote soccer while obtaining the best from those with whom he was associated was a foundation upon which the sport prospered, improved and expanded”...

For Sport

served on Canada Soccer’s Board of Directors (1967-68 and then again from 1974-75 to 1976-77 for Newfoundland Labrador; Canada Soccer Vice-President from 1971-72 to 1972-73)... served as the Honorary Chairman for the St. John’s Site at the FIFA U-16 World Tournament Canada 1987 (FIFA U-17 World Cup)...

served as President of the Burin Peninsula Athletic Association... served as president of the Newfoundland Labrador Soccer Association from 1966 to 1971... in 1967, helped bring the Newfoundland Labrador Soccer Association into membership with the Canadian Soccer Association...

Individual Honours