Category: Coach & Builder
Year of Induction: 2004
Ed Kenny was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and settled in Richmond Hill in 1966. He was active with the Richmond Hill Soccer Club for more than 20 years as a coach, manager, referee and administrator, including two terms as President. During his tenure, the historic Canadian National Railway Station was moved, restored and opened as the Headquarters of the Soccer Club and the Richmond Green Indoor Soccer Complex was developed. He travelled extensively with Richmond Hill teams in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Europe.
He and his wife Violet have a daughter, two sons who are active in the soccer community and six grandchildren.
In 1977 Ed was honoured as the "Man of the Year" by the Ontario Minor Soccer Association and was recognized by the Town of Richmond Hill in 1983 for his community service. He served as Vice President, Finance of the 1996 Ontario Senior’s Games. He is presently a member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Soccer Centre in Woodbridge, Ontario.