Angus Barrett has been a figure in the soccer community of Newfoundland and Labrador since the 1960’s. He was an avid soccer athlete as a member of the Holy Cross Soccer team from 1965-1976 winning multiple championships including the Provincial Challenge Cup in 1973 going on to participate in the 1973 National Challenge Cup soccer championship. He continued playing Master’s soccer with Mt. Pearl until 2006.
His love of soccer lead him to many positions with the Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association including director of coaching, vice president, and president. He would soon find himself working at the national level as a member of the Canadian Soccer Association finance committee in 1995-1999, where he would continue his involvement with the association until 2009. Angus held multiple positions with CSA including a member of the board of directors, member of the executive committee and chairman of the CSA National competitions committee for 9 years. His expertise in finance and accounting made him an excellent choice to discuss directions and decisions for the CSA and he has overseen many progressive changes for competition including the rules of National Competitions from player eligibility to harassment and risk management training.
Angus also served as CSA’s representative on the board of directors for the Canadian Olympic Committee taking a lead role to discuss the need to change the formula for funding national Team programs vs individual sports. In 2009, Angus was recognized for his dedication to soccer with the Aubrey Sanford Meritorious Service Award from the Canadian Soccer Association. This award is in recognition of a lifetime of service to the soccer community on the local, provincial and National level. Barrett has received multiple awards and recognition for his dedicated service including induction into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame and NL Soccer Association Hall of Fame, winner of the Sandy Foster service award, and he is an honorary life member of the Canadian Soccer Association. With over fifty years of making a difference and having a significant impact on the development and advancement of soccer in Canada, Angus Barrett still continues to contribute to the sport as a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association’s Hall of Fame Committee.