Inducted October 18, 2003

Adrian Miller - Athlete/Builder

Adrian Miller enjoyed considerable success as a track and field athlete and owns a sports building career that covers more than 40 years. Starting as a participant in track and field, overflowing with success, he served on the provincial track and field executive and provided coaching for young Bell Island stars. After playing school hockey on Bell Island, he played with the Feildians in the St. John’s Senior League and coached the team to a provincial intermediate title. His executive expertise benefited soccer, lacrosse, rowing and hockey. For TRACK AND FIELD, from 1948 – 1961 Adrian competed in provincial track and field championships for Bell Island and Feildians in javelin, discus and hammer throw with ten firsts, seven seconds and eight thirds. In 1947 he set the Newfoundland Javelin record, in 1958 he coached the Feildians team to a provincial championship, in 1958 and 1961 he was selected a Feildians track and field MVP, and he served on the Board of Directors of the Amateur Athletic Union of Canada (Newfoundland Branch) for five years. For SOCCER in 1969 he was manager of the Newfoundland Soccer Team that captured a Bronze Medal at the first Canada Summer Games; he served as a member of the organizing host committees for the Ayre United tours in 1968 and 1974, the Northern Ireland Selects tour in 1981, Queen’s Park Rangers tour in 1976, Canada vs USA World Cup game in 1972, the Canada vs Honduras World Cup game in 1985, the Second FIFA U-16 World Soccer Tournament in 1987, the 1990 Petro Canada Cup Tournament, the National Challenge Cup competitions held in St. John’s and St. Lawrence, the Atlantic Challenge Cup competition in St. Lawrence, he arranged for Pee Wee and Bantam Provincial Teams to play in Montreal, served on the St. John’s Junior and Senior Soccer League Executive from 1955 – 1969 as assistant secretary, secretary, vice-president and president, and he served as Eastern vice-president of Soccer Newfoundland in the 1950’s and 1960’s. For HOCKEY he played with the Feildians Senior Team in 1956, 1957, and 1958, he managed the team from 1959 to 1967; coached the Feildians Team to the 1968 provincial intermediate title; was secretary of the St. John’s Junior and Senior Hockey League for four years; vice-president of the St. John’s Junior and Senior Hockey League for two years; vice-president of the Newfoundland Intermediate League for two years; served as secretary of the Pouch Cove and Area Minor Hockey League from 1981 to 1985 and served as vice-president from 1985 to 1987. For LACROSSE he was vice-president of Newfoundland Lacrosse in 1974; president of Newfoundland Lacrosse in 1975 and 1976; in 1976 he organized the first All-Newfoundland Lacrosse Tournament in Deer Lake, was Manager of the Provincial Team that participated in the 1975 Canadian Tournament; was Lacrosse chairman for the Lacrosse competition in the 1977 Jeux Canada Games held in St. John’s; and he served on the Board of Directors of Canadian Lacrosse from 1975 to 1977. For ROWING he was vice-president of Rowing Newfoundland from 1986 to 1989; has been president of Rowing Newfoundland since 1989; has served on the Board of Directors of Rowing Canada since 1989; and in 1993 he was manager of the Newfoundland Team that competed in the Canada Games which took place in Kamloops, BC. For TABLE TENNIS he was a member of the Organizing Committee for the 1989 Junior National Table Tennis Championships which took place at Memorial University. Adrian also served on the Board of Directors of Sport Newfoundland and Labrador as Eastern Director for two years and he served as a member of the Selection Committee of the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame from 1990 to 1993. Adrian was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 1978 for volunteer work in sport. He was a founding member of the Feildians Athletic Association in 1955; he served on the executive for 20 years and is currently an Honorary Life Member of the Association. Adrian Miller was inducted into the St. John’s Soccer Hall of Fame in 1992 and the Bell Island Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.