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Charles "Charlie" Quick - Athlete

Inducted May 24, 1975

Charlie was born in St. John's on March 16, 1887 - was educated at Centenary Hall School, and Holy Cross School. He participated in many sports during his long career, but was better known as a first class baseball and soccer player. He also played hockey and rowed on the pond for a number of years.

He played soccer with the Methodist Guards Brigade Team in the Brigade League in 1906 to 1910 and won the Brigade League Championship in 1906 and 1908.

In 1911 to 1919 he played with the Collegian Team in the city league and won championships in 1911, 1914 and 1916. Also with Guards Team who won the championship in 1923.

Charlie Quick was considered by many to be one of the finest soccer players who ever played on St. George's Field.

Charlie played hockey in 1918 and 1919 with the Terra Novas and was on the Boyle Trophy winning team in 1918.

Other sports that Charlie took part in were rowing, in 1907 with the Methodist Guards Brigade Team. He also was a member of a skating relay team that won the three-mile relay race at the old parade rink in 1913.

He played baseball with the Red Lions from 1920 to 1926, who won the championship 1920 and 1921; also, on the Guards team who won the championship 1928 to 1930.

Charlie, even today at 87 years of age, is very active and as in the past years is always willing to give advice to younger players who play soccer or baseball.

Postscript

Charlie was made the first honourary life member of the Guards Athletic Association. He was inducted into the Newfoundland Soccer Hall of Fame in 1980 and the St. John's Soccer Hall of Fame in 1984.

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