Full size image of plaque
Lewis "Lou" Nicholson was born in Aberdeen, Scotland. While growing up in Scotland, Lou developed a love for the sport of soccer. Lou brought this love to Canada and began to coach and referee in soccer in the late 1950's in the Niagara area.
In the 1960's, Lou conducted soccer clinics and promoted the sport of soccer to the young athletes of Niagara Falls. From 1960-1987, he was a member of the Soccer Executive and took charge of the co-ordination of the association's duty to train coaches properly in order to help improve the areas' sport of soccer.
Lewis Nicholson always found extra time to spend coaching local area teams that went on to win provincial honours, such as the Stamford Centre Firemen Junior A Soccer Squad of 1967.
In addition to his untiring efforts on behalf of Greater Niagara Minor Soccer Association, Nicholson also assisted in the organization and operation of the Peninsula minor leagues. He has assisted in Regional Provincial Youth Team programs and has attended Ontario Minor Soccer meetings, events, and functions over the past years.
In 1973, Lou was the first recipient of the highest individual honour, winning the Ontario Soccer Associations "Man of the Year" award. This was the first time such an award has been bestowed and is emblematic of the outstanding contributions to minor soccer over a period of time.
Lewis Nicholson has proudly contributed to the love and dedication of a sport and has helped many young athletes with their athletic careers as well as being instrumental in teaching soccer to a quality level, something Niagara Falls is proud of.
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