Bill Mead 1999 Hall Of Fame
Bill Mead

Bill Mead

1913 - 2007

Caledonia Soccer Club

Born January 19, 1913 in London England. Like other lads, the streets of London were Billís soccer-playing grounds. His first chance to learn and play was at school where the fields were concrete. He started playing competitively for the Baptist Church team in London where his soccer skills were advanced, although he determined that he would never be a Bobby Moore. World War II put an end to playing soccer and when Bill immigrated to the United States in 1950 he joined the Caledonia Soccer Club. Realizing that his playing days were over, he did not play very long and became a referee which he continued until the early 70ís . In 1958 Bill became president of the Utah Soccer Association. A position he held for thirteen years. During his tenure his accomplishments were many and paved the way for what the Association is today. Back in 1958 the Association was small with less than ten teams. Among his accomplishments was the establishment of a league. Large enough to have two divisions and expansion from a field at Fairmont Park to three more fields at Riverside Park. He was also instrumental in changing the makeup of the Association from being almost exclusively Western European with the introduction of the Latin-American and Greek teams. It was also during this time that the Association established relationships with teams and Associations in other states. Furthermore, it was at this time that the Association also became an active member of the United States Soccer Federation.

Bill Mead 1999 Hall Of Fame
1999 Hall Of Fame
Bill Mead
Bill Mead

Bill Mead

1913 - 2007

Caledonia Soccer Club

Born January 19, 1913 in London England. Like other lads, the streets of London were Billís soccer-playing grounds. His first chance to learn and play was at school where the fields were concrete. He started playing competitively for the Baptist Church team in London where his soccer skills were advanced, although he determined that he would never be a Bobby Moore. World War II put an end to playing soccer and when Bill immigrated to the United States in 1950 he joined the Caledonia Soccer Club. Realizing that his playing days were over, he did not play very long and became a referee which he continued until the early 70ís . In 1958 Bill became president of the Utah Soccer Association. A position he held for thirteen years. During his tenure his accomplishments were many and paved the way for what the Association is today. Back in 1958 the Association was small with less than ten teams. Among his accomplishments was the establishment of a league. Large enough to have two divisions and expansion from a field at Fairmont Park to three more fields at Riverside Park. He was also instrumental in changing the makeup of the Association from being almost exclusively Western European with the introduction of the Latin-American and Greek teams. It was also during this time that the Association established relationships with teams and Associations in other states. Furthermore, it was at this time that the Association also became an active member of the United States Soccer Federation.

1999 Hall Of Fame
Bill Mead





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Utah Soccer Association4476 S. Century Drive, Suite B Salt Lake City, UT 84123(801)263-8166