Sports Wall of Fame

Darch, Arthur Clifford

Darch, Arthur Clifford
Full size image of plaque

Art Darch was born in Niagara Falls, in 1931. He attended Stamford Collegiate and excelled in football, basketball and track and field. As a high-school athlete, Art won numerous championships, in particular, Dominion of Canada High School Track & Field titles in 1950-1951. As a result, Art was named Stamford's Athlete of the Year 1951-52.

Art turned down a University of Michigan Track and Field scholarship, in favour of playing professional football with the Hamilton Tiger Cats. He played first string offensive guard from 1952-1958 with the Tiger Cats and after missing the 1959 CFL season due to injuries, Art completed his professional football career with the Toronto Argonauts between 1960 - 1962. Art competed in four Grey Cup games, winning the championship in 1953 and 1957, with the Hamilton Tiger Cat Team that was selected "Best of the Century Team" between 1950-1967.

Art's athletic resume includes National Championship status in both high school and professional sports, induction into the Brantford Sports Hall of Recognition (1999) and was among the first inductees of Stamford Collegiate's Wall of Fame (2001).

Art is a past president of the Hamilton Tiger Cat Alumni and as a current alumnus, has been instrumental in working with our local minor football leagues (Niagara Regional Minor Football Association - Football Niagara). He has also been responsible for having Tiger Cat Alumni being present at our Local Minor Football Championship Day (Super Sunday). Our young aspiring footballers have really enjoyed meeting their professional heros in person. A big thank you, from them, goes out to their idol, Art Darch. 
 

Additional Images & Resources

 
Click to view photograph of Induction Ceremony  Click to view photograph of Induction Ceremony
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Title 14th annual Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Arthur Clifford Darch Athlete Football
Creator  Simon, Pat
Description  Mayor Wayne Thomson presenting
Date  January 19, 2003.
 
 
Scan from Sports Wall of Fame Brochure Jan 2003  Scan from Sports Wall of Fame Brochure Jan 2003
From the library's image database (click the link to view the full record)

Title Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame - Arthur Clifford Darch Athlete Football 1951 - 1970 era
Description  scan from book 14th Annual City of Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony ; date of photograph unknown ;
Notes  This image may not be reproduced without the written consent of the City of Niagara Falls Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture;
 
 
 
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