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Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame 2003
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Categories:Athlete, Coach, Builder, and Team.


Alex Kemp is a life member of the provincial and B.C. youth soccer associations. A referee for 25 years, Kemp has been chair of the Vancouver and District junior and juvenile association, chair of the provincial body and as secretary of the BSCA, coordinated the Sun Tournament of Champions, serving on the committee since 1952 until 1986.

Kemp was also a successful coach with North Burnaby Legion youth, guiding the team to a Provincial Cup title. In 1998, Alex was the recient of the A. C. Sanford soccer achievement award for longtime service to the game.


Richard (Dick) McClure has been the "Boatman at Burnaby Lake" for almost 30 years.

The former silver medal-winning rower at the 1956 Olympic Games, also has 25 years of coaching rowing on his resume, which includes a bronze medal for national men's team at the '84 Olympics and a fifth in the earlier world championships.

A Level IV NCCP coach, McClure has worked with a host of Olympic medal winners. He was inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.


Ann Willcocks started up netball in B.C. right here in Burnaby. The Burnaby North High School principal has coached the provincial team from 1983 to the present and has taken Canada to international tournaments on eight separate occasions, including the 1998 Commonwealth Games and the '93 World Games, where they finished a best-ever fifth.

Willcocks has also spearheaded a grassroots program, mentoring her players to introduce netball at both the elementary and secondary school levels.

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