This evening at 7:30 p.m. the City of Corner Brook will officially rename the Wellington Street Sports Complex’s soccer pitch the “Doug Sweetapple Field”.
In October 2020, a joint proposal was submitted to the City from the Corner Brook Ladies’ Soccer League, the Corner Brook Men’s Soccer League and the Corner Brook Minor Soccer Association to name the pitch after Mr. Sweetapple. This received unanimous support from City Council.
The City is excited to recognize Mr. Sweetapple’s many years of volunteerism in establishing a robust Soccer program on Newfoundland and Labrador’s West Coast. Doug has been the driving force behind developing and recruiting coaches, officials, players and executive members to help build and enhance the Corner Brook Minor Soccer Association program. He was also one of the main campaigners to bring an artificial turf field to the region, and was inducted into the NL Soccer Hall of Fame in 1987 as a builder of the sport. He was awarded an honorary life membership with the Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association in recognition of his outstanding contributions and leadership to the sport of soccer within the province, and in particular, western Newfoundland and Labrador. Doug Sweetapple is truly the top advocate the game has ever had in this city.
Mayor Parsons will act as master of ceremonies this evening with remarks from Renee Sherstobetoff and Suzanne Carey of Corner Brook Soccer, as well as Mr. Sweetapple.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions the ceremony will be limited to invited guests and media and masks will be required at all times. Members of the general public are invited to tune in to a live stream online at www.facebook.com/cityofocrnerbrook.
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