The Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association celebrated the best of 2017 Friday night, handing out team and individual awards, and inducting six new members into the NL Soccer Hall of Fame.  The class of 2017 includes Rob Antle, Laura Breen, Rod Drake, Alec Noseworthy, Craig Edwards and Colin Edwards


Jessie Noseworthy and Alex Pretty took home awards for senior female and male, while Jacob Grant and Sydney Walsh were honoured on the junior side. Holy Cross Avalon Ford was recognized as Team of the Year, after winning the province’s first ever medal at the Jubilee Trophy national championships in October, where they took home the bronze.



Award Winners:
Back row: (L-R) Don Coombs, Alex Pretty, Jeremy Babstock, Jacob Grant
Front row: (L-R) Dave Pitman, Sydney Walsh, Keisha Younge, Jessie Noseworthy, Brian Rice




NLSA 2017 Provincial Award Winners


  • ·         Junior Female (Judi Kelloway award) – Sydney Walsh, U-18 Provincial Team, Memorial University Seahawks, Kirby United
  • ·         Junior Male (George Innes award) – Jacob Grant, U-18 Provincial Team, Holy Cross Kirby Group
  • ·         Senior Female (Laura Breen award) – Jessie Noseworthy, Holy Cross Avalon Ford & Memorial University Seahawks
  • ·         Senior Male (Brian Murphy award) – Alex Pretty, Holy Cross Kirby Group, Memorial University Seahawks
  • ·         Team of the Year (Angus Barrett award) – Holy Cross Avalon Ford
  • ·         Coach of the Year (Doug Sweetapple award) – Jeremy Babstock, Holy Cross Kirby Group
  • ·         Executive of the Year (Ben Lake award) – Brian Rice, Portugal Cove-St. Phillip’s Soccer Association
  • ·         Volunteer of the Year (Doug Redmond award) – Don Coombs, Conception Bay North Soccer Association
  • ·         Referee of the Year (Ross Arlett award) – Dave Pitman