Ted Withers

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Ted Withers

E.C “Ted” Withers was inducted into the Hall of Fame in the builder category on April 24 2010. His daughters Tina Furlong and Judy Mugford received the award on his behalf.
One of the pioneers of skating in Newfoundland and Labrador Mr. Withers served at the Club, Section and National levels. Withers’ career as an outstanding athlete, an irreproachable official and highly respected administrator spanned more than 40 years of service to hockey, baseball, golf, curling, figure skating, the Newfoundland and Labrador Amateur Sports Federation, the Newfoundland Sports Hall of Fame, the organizing committee for the 1977 Canada Summer Games, and the Canada Games Park Commission. The E.C. (Ted) Withers Award donated by the Withers Family is awarded each year at the Provincial Championships to the skater giving the Most Outstanding Performance. Mr. Withers was indcuted into the Sport Newfoundland and Labrador Hall of Fame on October 31, 1986.

From the Sport Newfoundland and Labrador Hall of Fame

“Ted Withers’ career as an outstanding athlete, an irreproachable official and highly respected administrator spans more than 40 years of service to hockey, baseball, golf, curling, figure skating, the Newfoundland and Labrador Amateur Sports Federation, the Newfoundland Sports Hall of Fame, the organizing committee for the 1977 Canada Summer Games, and the Canada Games Park Commission. As an athlete, he was a member of five teams that won the St. John’s senior hockey championship and the Boyle Trophy, and in baseball, he was a member of two St. Bon’s teams that won city championships.
He was a founding member of the St. John’s Baseball Umpires Association and the St. John’s Hockey Referees Association. He was provincial hockey referee-in-chief and qualified as a figure skating judge. Provincially, he was hockey registrar and assistant-secretary for seven years, a founding member of the golf association where he served on the board of governors, a charter executive member of the Sports Federation, serving as president, chairman of the figure skating association, a member of the selection committee of the Sports Hall of Fame and a member of the Canada Games Park Commission. He was an executive member of the sports technical committee for the 1977 Canada Summer Games, the board of directors of the Sports Federation of Canada, and the executive board of the Canadian Figure Skating Association. He served for two years as president of the St. John’s Hockey League, the St. John’s Minor Hockey Association and the St. John’s Figure Skating Club.”

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Tina Furlong and Judy Mugford accept Hall of Fame induction award on behalf of their late father, Ted Withers