Sport: Soccer: Year Inducted: 1990
Doug Lomberg has dedicated over 40 years to the game of soccer as a player, coach, administrator, and builder.
This incredible span of years began in his native city of Cape Town, South Africa where he made his mark, first as a player, both as an amateur and as a professional, and then, as an executive at the club and league levels. He eventually served a term as the Manager of the first professional soccer club before leaving for Canada and Toronto.
While in Toronto, Doug played for the Toronto Maple Leafs at Varsity Stadium, in the Eastern Canadian Professional Soccer League where he played alongside the very famous Sir Stanley Matthews. He also performed as a player/coach in the local district league before moving on to Cornwall which he has called home for the past twenty years.
Since arriving in 1969, Doug has invested countless hours in the growth of soccer in this and surrounding communities. He has done this in both the minor and senior soccer circuits, and, at both the recreational and competitive levels.
He was a founding member of the senior Cornwall and District Soccer League; for many years he served as its President while at the same time also serving as President of the Kinsmen Minor Soccer Association. He founded the Cornwall Blazers Soccer Club as a wing of the KMS Association.
He founded and directed the Cornwall Summer Soccer School. He was also the founder of the Young Men’s Own Soccer Club (YMO). On top of this, he ran classes for the development of coaches and referees.
In addition, he coached high school soccer, College soccer, and through all these years, he refereed at all levels from minor soccer to senior soccer, from high school to College competition and in competitive games in the Ottawa-Carleton Soccer League.
Further, Doug served as a lay member on the City’s Parks and Receation Committee for many years; he also served as Chairman of Travel Teams for Cornwall Minor Hockey Association.
Doug also founded the Cornwall Minor Sports Council which served the common interests of Minor Associations for many years during the 1970’s.