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Burnaby Sports Hall Of Fame 2015
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Steve Govett

Lacrosse

Although he had a good playing career growing up in Burnaby it’s his two decades of excellence off the floor and field where Govett has made his mark.
Govett has been the president and general manager for the wildly successful Colorado Mammoth, a team that attracts 17,000 spectators to its games, since 2002. Since then the Mammoth have compiled a 104-90 win-loss record heading into the 2016 season now underway.
He held the same positions with the Washington Power the three previous seasons. The current Mammoth roster has three former Burnaby Lakers, and has frequently employed players and coaches with Burnaby connections.
In October 2012, Govett was named vice-president of new business development for Kroenke Sports seeking out new ventures for the company’s portfolio.
Govett also found the time to be the team coordinator and general manager for Team Canada when it won the 2014 FIL World Field Lacrosse championships. In the final, Canada beat the United States for only the third time since 1974.

 

 

Doug Ross

Soccer

Three decades of being a pillar in Burnaby’s youth soccer community has earned Ross a spot in the Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame. Ross has served at least 25 years as a member of the Burnaby District board of directors and has been recognized as winner of a district Pioneer Award and a BC Soccer Award of Merit.
His prodigious and excellent volunteer work, which also includes several coaching stints and working with the provincial sport body, comes despite not having a son or daughter in the system.
Ross began volunteering and coaching with the former Edmonds soccer Club and then continued with the Wesburn Youth Soccer Club after the two organizations amalgamated.
He has coached or managed teams every year for 30 years, sometime helping out two teams at the same time. He’s organized tournaments, served on countless committees and also taken on the often-thankless task of being the organization’s disciplinarian. Ross has served as a district chair and is currently the boys vice-chair for the district.

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