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Sydney Forester bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Sydney Forester

Head Coaching Career

Head Coach of the Sudbury Spartans
1967 - 1994

Head Coach of the Paris Street Blues
1982 - 1991

Head Coach of the Lockerby Vikings
1993, 1994

Awards and Honours

NFC Coach of the Year
1971, 1974, 1977, 1982, 1983, 1990, 1992 (7)

Football Ontario Amateur Coach of the Year
1985 (1)

Sydney Forester devoted his life to football at the amateur level. He became a legend in Sudbury Ontario, where he spent 28 seasons as head coach of the Sudbury Spartans of the NFC. He successfully coached the Spartans to 12 NFC championships. The NFC Coach of the Year award is now known as the Sydney Forster Memorial award.

He also served in the executive capacity as president of the NFC in 1977, past president in 1978, and secretary in 1989 and 1990. He was the NFC delegate to Football Ontario from 1978 to 1983

Forester was also involved with high school football forming the Paris Street Blues for high schools which did not have teams of their own. The Blues won high school championships in 1985, 1986, 1988 - 1990. When the Blues disbanded in 1991, Forester coached the Lockerby Vikings, which was a high school football team.

Forester was also instrumental in forming the Joe Macdonald Youth Football League in 1993 for girls and boys between the ages of 10 and 15 years. To date, the Joe Macdonald Youth Football League holds an annual enrolment of over 100 youths from the Sudbury area.

Sidney Forester is also a member of the Sudbury Kinsmen Sports Hall of Fame and Northern Football Conference Hall of Fame.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 2001 as a builder.

Class of 2001

Willie BurdenSidney ForsterBill FrankWarren MoonJames Parker

Football Reporters of Canada

Pierre Duffault
Forester, Sydney
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