NLSA Molson Challenge Cup

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Finalists announced for the 2009 Annual Sports Awards;

The finalists for the Ferd Hayward Senior Male Athlete of the Year Award are :
Luke Adam of St. John’s, Hockey; Justin Gill of St. John’s, Softball and Joey Russell of Labrador City, Figure Skating.

The finalists for the Elizabeth Swan Senior Female Athlete of the Year Award are:
Laura Breen of St. John’s, soccer; Victoria Ralph of Carbonear, Wrestling and Victoria Thistle of St. John’s, Basketball.

The finalists for the Joe Mullins Junior Male Athlete of the Year Award are:
Shane Boland of St. John’s, softball; Owen Daly of St. John’s, swimming and Patrick Parfrey of St. John’s, rugby.

The finalists for the Margaret Davis Junior Female Athlete of the Year Award are:
Hannah Jardine of St. John’s, Basketball;
Hannah Rivkin of St. John’s, Soccer and Katarina Roxon of Stephenville, swimming.

The finalists for the John Drinkwater Coach of the Year Award are:
Jim Dunphy of Holyrood, softball; Dr. Patrick Parfrey of St. John’s, rugby and
Noel “Jake” Stanford of St. John’s, soccer.

The finalists for the Graham Snow Executive of the Year Award are :
Ross Crocker of St. John’s, softball; Kathy Jackman of Mount Pearl, Gymnastics and Andrew Orsborn of St. John’s, Rowing.

The finalists for the Edward Brown Team of the Year Award are:
Holy Cross/The Dock Men’s Soccer Team – 2009 Challenge Cup Provincial Champions; Kelly’s Pub Junior Canadians Men’s Softball Team – 2009 Canadian Junior National Champions and The Rock U18 Canada Games Men’s Rugby Team – Bronze Medal Winners, 2009 Canada Games.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Molson NLSA Men's Indoor Soccer Scores


Sat Mar 27 , 2010
Feildians - 4 vs St. Lawrence - 6

Fri Mar 26 , 2010
Holy Cross - 4 vs Mount Pearl - 3

Check NLSA Web-Site for complete game details

Donate Old Soccer Equipment To The children in Ghana

Tomorrow is the deadline to drop off soccer equipment for the children in Ghana. The effort was launched by Carbonear native and musician Curtis Andrews, who has been instrumental in helping to build a school in a tiny village in Africa. Andrews noticed how much the local children love soccer, but in some cases, didn't even have a proper soccer ball to kick around. People have been asked to drop off their used and unwanted soccer equipment, including cleats, balls, shin pads and uniforms, at KIXX Country and at 83 LeMarchant Street in Carbonear. Curtis's mom Rose is hoping to have the equipment ready for shipping by tomorrow.

Friday, March 26, 2010

NLSA Molson's Provincial Indoor Soccer Schedule


Fri Mar 26 , 2010
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Holy Cross vs Mount Pearl

Sat Mar 27 , 2010
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Feildians (white) vs St. Law. (blue)

Standings To date
Team Pld W T L GoalsDiff Pts
1 Holy Cross 4 4 0 0 24:816 12
2 Mount Pearl 4 1 1 2 17:22-5 4
3 Feildians 4 1 1 2 11:18-7 4
4 St Lawrence 4 1 0 3 16:20-4 3

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Soccer Glory

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Molson Provincial Indoor Soccer

Molson "Senior Men's" Indoor Soccer League

Holy Cross 7 vs Feildians -0

Holy Cross defender,Brian Reddy

Brian's dad, NLSA Hall of Famer, Fox Reddy
generally takes in all of his
son's soccer games

"Smile" for the camera

SoccerTots coming to St.John's / Mount Pearl area

Andrew Murphy

Challenge Cup star defender, Andrew Murphy, is starting his own minor soccer program for children called SoccerTots. SoccerTots is a registered franchise based out of the U.S.A , and currently has over 40 licensees running at over 150 locations in Canada, US and Peru.
Age Limit - 18 months - 6years old
The program is for children ages 18 months - 6 years old. The goals for the program are to promote physical fitness, develop mobility, create self confidence and, most importantly, for the kids to have fun playing soccer.
Parents can register their children for classes on Monday evenings at St. Matthew's Elementary ( Cowan Heights) , or Saturday mornings at Leary's Brook Junior High ( Next to the Avalon Mall). Sessions are once a week and and the program starts at St. Matthew's on April 17th, while the second session is being held, April 19, at Leary's Brook Junior High.
Contact information
To register, or for more information, you can click on the web

Andrew can be reached at 709-749-6518 or by email at

Thursday, March 18, 2010

NLSA Senior Men's Indoor Soccer Resumes Action

Men’s NLSA Senior Men's Indoor Soccer


Fri Mar 19, 2010
Time- 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

St. Lawrence = 7 vs Mount Pearl = 5

*** Check NLSA Website for full game details


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Johnny Breen elected to Sport NL Hall of Fame

Johnny Breen elected to Sport NL Hall of Fame
Johnny Breen : Bio Highlights
One of the top players ever to play with Brother Rice High School Team
2 High School Championships
One of the top players to ever wear the Gold and Red
color's for Holy Cross in the province of
Newfoundland and Labrador
10 Challenge Cup Provincial Championships
19 City Championships
3 Provincial Mater Championships Titles
One of the top players to ever play soccer at a National Level
representing Newfoundland and Labrador

1 National Gold Medal - Holy Cross -1988
1 National Silver Medal - Holy Cross -1989
1 National Bronze Medal - Holy Cross - 1981
1 National Under -NL Under -18 Championship - 1974
1 Natinal Bronze Medal in 1977 -NL Canada Games Team
3 Eastern Canadian Championships - Holy Cross
Provincial Accolades
Named NLSA Player of Decade - 1980's
Inducted into St. John's Hall of Fame - 1996
Inducted into NLSA Hall of Fame - 2003
A Solid Hockey Player
Hockey = 2 Herder Championships - St.John's Shamrocks


Congratulations Johnny on your induction !!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

CBS Name Their Challenge Cup Head Coach

Strikers FC, the new Challenge Cup entry from CBS, have named Gary Forsyth as their head coach for their upcoming inaugural season. Forsyth is a native of Scotland who has recently moved to St. John’s. He brings a wealth of experience with him to CBS including coaching roles in Nova Scotia with the Halifax Wanderers Soccer Club U16 and U18 programs, the East End United Boys Soccer Club U17 and U19 programs and the Soccer Nova Scotia U15/16 soccer team.

He has also coached outside of Canada including a two year stint in Scotland as head coach of the Johnstone Burgh Football Club U21. He has coached at the grassroots level at MLS soccer camps in the USA and with Royal Bafokeng Sports in South Africa. He holds a Canadian Soccer Association Provincial “B” Coaching License.

Gary is looking forward to the challenge of starting a club from scratch. “I hope to attract players from the CBS area including players from the CBS Intermediate Team, some U18 players, plus other players from the St. John’s Intermediate League who would like to play at a higher level of competition. I plan on having a well organized side that will play a tough brand of possession soccer. Fitness will be important. To succeed at this level the players must be fit. I know that our first season will be tough, however I expect us to bring a spirit of competition to the field and that each and every game will be a hard fought contest. We will not give up results without a battle”.

Players who are interested in trying out for the team can contact Gary via email at or by phoning the CBS Soccer office at 834-1850. Indoor workouts will be commencing this week.

Further information will be posted on the CBS Soccer website located at

Richard Kelly

Richard Kelly