1973 – 1980 Prince Albert Crescent Celtic Boys – Team
For an eight-year period through the 1970s, the Prince Albert Crescent Celtic Boys soccer team enjoyed success at the local, provincial and Western Canadian levels.
Celtic captured provincial championships in three different age categories and appeared at the Western Canadian championship three times. The club also won four consecutive city championships from 1975 through 1978.
Celtic won their first provincial championship in 1976, taking the under – 14 title. The club traveled to Vancouver later that year for the Western Canadian championship. During those years, the Western Canadian championship was the national semi-final event.
In 1978, Celtic added the under-16 provincial championship and followed that with an appearance at the Western Canadian championship in Brandon.
Celtic captured the under-18 Saskatchewan championship in 1980 and again traveled to Vancouver to participate in the Western Canadian championship. Also in 1980, Celtic captured the bronze medal at the Saskatchewan Summer Games in Estevan and the consolation at the Strathcona Legion tournament in Edmonton.
The Celtic were coached by Bill Kerr, while John Odnokon and the late Ron Lloyd and Tom Ramsdell were managers.
Eight members of Celtic were chosen as members of Team Saskatchewan during their playing careers and four went on play soccer for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.
Many Celtic players were multi-sport athletes with three going on to play junior hockey with the Prince Albert Raiders.
The Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to induct the Prince Albert Crescent Celtic Boys Soccer Team in the Team category.
Inducted into the Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.