Builder - Bruce Twamley

Born: Victoria, B.C. May 23, 1952Bruce Twamley

Bruce Richardson Twamley scored on his international debut for Canada in a World Cup game against the United States in St. John's Newfoundland in 1972. He played a total of nine times for his country. Signed by the well-known English club Ipswich Town on October 8, 1969 as an amateur, Bruce achieved his greatest distinction as a player in England and made his First Division debut on March 9, 1974 against the Wolverhampton Wanderers. He remained at Portman Road until May of 1975, returning to Canada to play in the NASL. There he played 18 games and scored two goals for Vancouver Whitecaps before moving on to the New York Cosmos, where an injury affected his career. The Cosmos traded him to the Minnesota Kicks where he played the 1977 and part of the 1978 seasons before moving to the Oakland Stompers and finally in 1979 to the Edmonton Drillers. Following his retirement as a player, he turned to coaching with great success, leading Canada to the Gold medal in the Francophone Games held in Morocco in 1989. He also Canada qualify for the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship in Malaysia, where the team did extremely well to reach the quarterfinals.