John Bremnar has been a part of Hamilton Sparta since 1970, involved as a player, coach and executive director. John’s first commitment to Hamilton Sparta was as a player signing with the Senior Men’s team in 1970. In succeeding years John became the Club Vice President in 1973 then took over the role of Club Secretary from 1974 to 1981. In 1982 John again took on the role of Club Vice President until the Club’s founder Dennis Zimmer died in 1992 at which time John was elected Club President.
Before emigrating to Canada John player his youth soccer is Scotland being actively involved in the County Rep program at the Elementary and High School Levels before signing with the Postal Union in the full age amateur division. The following year John signed with the Arniston Thistle under 21 Juvenile team John’s home village. The Arniston Thistle Juvenile team went on to win the Scottish Cup in addition to 6 other major Cups over the next few years. While signed with Arniston John played 3 games with the “East of Scotland“ Rep Team followed by two years as a semi-pro before emigrating from Canada.
While in Canada John played for Sulfrga, British Imperials, Burlington United, Hamilton Apollo and finally Hamilton Sparta. A point of interest throughout John’s career, Arniston Thistle, East of Scotland and Hamilton Sparta colours were all Maroon and White.
Hamilton Sparta’s success over the years is due in part to the commitment of people like John. Thanks you for your support over the years John you will be missed. I’m sure we’ll see you throughout the summer at Mohawk Sports Park or Sackville cheering on the old Maroon and White.
With Thanks the 2003 Hamilton Sparta Executive Committee
Reported by Dave Edgcumbe
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