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Player - Roy Desmond "Buster" Cairns

Born: Clayburn, British Columbia, February 15, 1925.Roy Desmond Buster Cairns

Clubs: Vancouver St. Andrews 1947, Westminster Royals 1948, Vancouver City 1949, Vancouver St. Andrews 1950, Westminster Royals 1951-1960. Left Back. Played three times for Canada at a time when Canada played very few internationals. Learned his soccer in the Central Fraser Valley, near Abbotsford, before being discovered by the then Dominion champion Vancouver St. Andrews team. He went on to win five Dominion championship medals (four with Westminster Royals) and finished as losing finalist three times. He was a member of Canada's first World Cup team and a perennial member of B.C. All-Star teams. He captained the B.C. All-Star team which defeated the touring Irish F.A. team 32 in 1953, and the Westminster Royals when they won the North American championship by defeating the Chicago Falcons in 1953. Awarded the Vic E. Andrews Award as New Westminster Athlete of the Year in 1956. Described by his peers as "the best left back in the Pacific Coast League and Canada" he was admired by his teammates and opponents for his will to win, his amazing coolness and uncanny skill. In later years he has worked as a volunteer in the Crime Prevention Office of the New Westminster Police Department.