From his playing days as captain of the Collingwood Senior A soccer team (1947-52) to president of the Canadian Soccer Association, Dave “Mr. Soccer” Fryatt has contributed over forty-five years to the promotion and advancement of the game in Canada. Fryatt received the National Centennial medal in 1967 and was named “Executive of the Year” in amateur sports in 1982.

Fryatt spent thirty years with the BC Juvenile Soccer Finance Committee as secretary/treasurer between 1952 and 1983. He served twenty-nine years as auditor with the BC Youth Soccer Association from 1954-83). He was elected a Life Member of the latter in 1980.

Through his energies the “Provincial Vancouver Sun Tournament of Soccer Champions” was established in 1952. He was an executive member of the Canadian Soccer Association for the 1957 Canadian World Cup qualifying team and the 1960 Canadian national team tour of the USSR and the UK.

He served on the 1973 Canada Summer Games committee and the “Soccer Canada” World Cup Committee from 1976-78 and 1980-81. He served as manager of Canada’s University Team, FISU, for the 1982 World Student Games soccer tournament in Mexico.

Fryatt spent twenty-six years on the executive of the Canadian Soccer Association including stints as president, vice-president, and director between 1954 and 1982.

Closer to home he served six years with the Pacific Coast Soccer League from 1957-62 as vice-president and treasurer and twenty-four years with the BC Soccer Association as chairman, secretary/treasurer, and chairman/treasurer) from 1952-82.

Fryatt was a founding director of the Vancouver ’86ers soccer team and remained a loyal supporter of the club for many years.