Bob Sayer
Bob
Sayer

Born
24 April 1941
Age
81
Birthplace
Faversham, Kent, ENG
Height
185 cm
School(s)
University of Manchester
Where they grew up
Faversham, Kent, England

Bio

Bob Sayer

Robert E. Sayer... speaks English and French... he married his wife Trish in 1964 (they had children Steve, Tracey, Louise)... he moved from Manchester, ENG to Lockport, NS, CAN in August 1968 (he was a teacher)... became a Canadian citizen... worked as a teacher, principal and system supervisor... served the Canadian soccer community for more than 45 years as an administrator, coach, referee and player...

honoured as a Canada Soccer Life Member... honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame... honoured as a Soccer Nova Scotia Life Member... honoured by the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame...

wrote Carl Fleming, Sayer was “instrumental in the development of women’s soccer (as) he founded the Lunenburg Lasers SC which dominated their female opponents throughout the province from 1979 to 1985, winning five provincial and Atlantic championships”...

as part of the first Eastern Canadian Women’s Club Soccer Championship in Lunenburg in 1982, Sayer wrote that Soccer Nova Scotia “has been a strong advocate for Canada Soccer recognition and encouragement of women’s soccer and has donated the Nova Scotia Cup to this eastern Canadian competition”... also wrote Sayer as part of his program welcome for the 1982 Eastern Canadian Championship, “what next for the senior women’s game - provincial all-star competition, a national team, even a World Cup of women’s soccer?”...

wrote Barry Dorey in 1985, Sayer was “one of Nova Scotia’s most involved and recognizable soccer personalities”... wrote Terry Quinn in 1992, “your many successes in the game as a ‘player’ and administrator have made a very important mark on our sports in Nova Scotia and Canada. Your belief in the development of a National Team Program, which included a women’s team, will remain one of your very best accomplishments”...

said Sayer in 2000, “I’m immensely pleased and proud how much the sport has grown and there’s a w hole big future ahead of us. Hard work and committed volunteers had made dreams come true. Now wherever you go in Nova Scotia, a soccer game isn’t very far away”...

For Sport

served on Canada Soccer’s Board of Directors (1984-85 and 1985-86 as Director, Youth Soccer; 1985-86 to 1991-92 as a Canada Soccer Vice-President)... served as Head of Delegation with Canada Soccer’s National Teams from 1986 to 1992, including the 1986 North America Cup with the Canada Soccer’s first Women’s National Team, the FIFA U-20 World Cup Chile 1987, and the 1991 Concacaf Gold Cup...

served as Chair of Canada Soccer’s National Teams committee... served on Canada Soccer’s finance committee... served as an observer at the FIFA U-16 World Tournament China 1985... served on the National Organising Committee (Services) for the FIFA U-16 World Tournament Canada 1987 (FIFA U-17 World Cup)...

served as President of Nova Scotia Soccer... served on the Soccer Nova Scotia board of directors (1975-1985) and was President of the Youth Division of Soccer Nova Scotia (1979-81)...

was founding Chair of the Nova Scotia Professional Soccer Society (which established the Nova Scotia Clippers as an expansion franchise in the Canadian Soccer League in 1991)...

founded and served as President of the Lunenburg District Youth SA (1976-81)... served as President of the Lunenburg County Senior Soccer League (1977-79)...

Individual Honours

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