Player - Richard "Dickie" Stobbart

Born: Bedlington, Northumberland, England, December 18, 1891. Died: Vancouver, British Columbia, November 9, 1952.Richard Dickie Stobbart

Played six times for Canada. Clubs: Nanaimo Wanderers 1912-13, Ladysmith 1921. Nanaimo 1922-1927, Westminster Royals 1928. Midfield. Considered to be one of the finest half backs in the history of Canadian soccer he starred for Canada on its 1924 tour of Australia, appearing in all six internationals. A member of the Ladysmith team that lost the national final to Toronto Scottish in 1921. However, he was on the winning side when Nanaimo won the national championship in 1923 beating Montreal C.P.R. in the three game final. Played at inside left in the first game and at left half in the other two. Scored the winning goal from a penalty kick in the first game. Also played for Nanaimo in the 1925 final when his club were beaten in three games by Toronto Ulster United, scoring in the second game. Moved to the mainland to play later and appeared in his fourth national final in 1928 with Westminster Royals when they beat Montreal C.N.R. in three games scoring one of the Royals six goals in the deciding game. His fifth appearance in the final came in 1931 when Westminster beat Toronto Scottish in two games. Assistant coach of Vancouver St. Andrews when they won the Canadian title in 1947. Named as one of the Players of the Half Century in the 1950 Canadian Press poll.