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November 22, 2017

Bernie Houghton

Birth: April 26, 1936

Home Town: Blackpool, England

Inducted as: Builder

Inducted for: Soccer

Inducted in: 2003

Biography:

Bernie arrived in Kingston in 1957 and was active in soccer as a player until 1972.

During this time he also served as a referee and in various capacities on the executive of the Kingston District Senior Soccer Association, including president from 1965 to 1972.

In 1961 Bernie co-founded the Kingston Minor Soccer Association.

He was involved in the development of Caton's Pasture, and in 1972 he was instrumental in the construction of a change house, overseeing a project that took only one month to complete.