David moved to Brampton in 1970 and immediately began his outstanding volunteer work with the Brampton Youth Soccer Club Inc. (BYSC). David refereed for several years (completing 101 games in 1970 alone). He was a representative coach, Director and Convener for several years. From 1976 to 1978 David was the Club Secretary, then was elected as Club President from 1979 to 1981 and again from 1992 to 2000.
David’s positions in the soccer community are quite impressive. They include being a Convener in the Peel Halton Youth Soccer Association (PHYSA) for the South Region Soccer League for 10 years, and the Ontario Cup Preliminary rounds in Brampton for 8 years. He served on the Discipline Board for the South Region Soccer League, and was the Founder of the Soccer and Soccer Skills Program in 1972. David was also Chairman of the Brampton International Soccer
Tournament for several years in the ‘70’s and 80’s, and Chairman of the Pine and Rose International Soccer Classic Tournament for 10 years (approximately 1,000 players per year from across North America). He was the President of the SSAB (Soccer Support Association Brampton Inc.), oversaw the bingos operated by the BYSC for 10 years and performed field lining and minor maintenance for the fields for 10 years.
David was a significant driving force in the creation of the City of Brampton’s first indoor soccer facility, known as the Ken Giles Soccer Centre.
David lived and breathed soccer for the thirty years that he was a resident in the City of Brampton. Through his devotion and love of the game, more than 35,000 players have enjoyed being a member of the BYSC. Many players have gone to university on soccer scholarships achieved through the skills they obtained through the BYSC. Many other past players have come back to the BYSC to volunteer their time as coaches, managers, trainers, referees, executive members, etc. David always told his teams to wear the uniform of the BYSC with pride.
David remained active with the club until his untimely death in 2000. Thanks to the unselfish and extraordinary efforts of David Morrison, the BYSC, the PHSA and the OSA will continue to remember and respect his tremendous contributions to the sport he cherished.
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