Jeff Babstock of St. John’s is being recognized for 50 years of achievements and contributions to soccer within the province with an honorary life membership in the Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association.
Announcement of the honor was made by provincial soccer president Doug Redmond of St. John’s who cited Babstock as being “a remarkable soccer individual who has excelled in every aspect of our sport. A national caliber player, he developed into an excellent coach, a fine official and a tireless worker in a variety of leadership and administrative positions. He is a perfect role model for young people.”
“Jeff Babstock has contributed continuously to the betterment of soccer within our province,” Redmond continued. “There is no job too big or too small if it is good for soccer and he’ll undertake all of them.”
“We are proud to recognize the value of this individual within our soccer.”
“In addition to soccer, he enjoyed success in rowing, hockey, five-pin bowling and basketball.”
Babstock is the sixth Association honorary life member, joining Angus Barrett of St. John’s, Newman Bartlett of Grand Bank, Gus Etchegary of St. Lawrence, George Innis of Happy Adventure and Ben Lake of Fortune.
He will receive his membership during the Association’s hall of fame banquet Saturday, November 21 at the Battery Hotel in St. John’s