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 (1924 – 2015)


SPORT | Soccer, Badminton

POSITION | Official, Administrator



Seton, David


1949-1959 – played in the Chatham and District Soccer League and the London and District Soccer League while living there in 1955 – 1956

1951-1965 – represented the Chatham and District Soccer Association (CDSA) at the Ontario Soccer Association annual meetings

1951-1971 – was secretary and often secretary-treasurer of the CDSA

1951 – was co-convenor for first attempt to organize minor soccer in the district

1952, 1954, 1955, & 1963 – was co-convenor, secretary, and coach for minor soccer

1952 – authored a weekly newspaper column entitled “Corner Kicks”

1953-1970 – refereed games played by Chatham area elementary and secondary schools

1959-1971 – was convenor, referee, and assignor of officials for the adult Chatham and District Soccer League

1961 – wrote a series of articles for the newspaper promoting soccer and explaining its rules


1949-1993 – was an active player in the Chatham Badminton Club and its  subsequent amalgamation with the Essex Kent
Scottish Regiment Badminton Club

1950, 1953, & 1962 – was president of these badminton clubs and also was games captain for 5 different years

April 1952 – co-organized and ran the first Invitational Badminton Tournament in Chatham

1953-1954 – authored a weekly newspaper column entitled “Batting the Birdie”

1952-1954 – organized, promoted, and became president of the Kent County Badminton League which included clubs from Chatham (3), Blenheim, Ridgetown, and later Leamington

1955 – while living in London, coached an evening adult Badminton Club at Sir Adam Beck School

later, at request of Recreation Department, organized a League for adults playing at several different schools during evenings

1958-1969 – assisted convenors and supplied scorekeepers and line judges for Kent County secondary school badminton tournaments

1966 – helped develop first double knockout system for games played in a Kent hosted SWOSSA Badminton Tournament Badminton Club

1977 – coached badminton team at The Pines

1986-2006 – was an active player and for two years was convenor and coach of the Senior’s Afternoon Badminton Club at Kinsmen Auditorium

1988-2006 – was active player in Tuesday Night Mixed Doubles Adult Badminton Club

1992 – coached badminton team at St. Anne’s Separate School in Blenheim

1996-2006 – was convenor, coach, and active player in an adult Badminton Club at St. Paul’s Congregational Church in Chatham

Awards & Recognitions

November 1961 – was chosen Sportsman of the Week by Chatham Daily News

1968 – was presented a Life Membership in the E-K Scottish Regiment

1969 – was recognized by the Chatham Daily News as one of Chatham’s Ten Most Prominent Citizens

1970 – received the YMCA’s Proctor Dick Service to Youth Award

1971 – was nominated by Chatham Jaycees for the Kent County Outstanding Young Person Award

December 1971 – was presented Life Membership in the Chatham District Soccer Association

1990 – from Junior Achievement of Canada, received the H. E. Miskiman Leadership Award which is only presented to one person across Canada each year

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