Robert ‘Bob’ Rathwell


Builder : Administration
Year Inducted: 2008
Date of Birth: June 23rd, 1929
Born in: Lachine, Quebec

Robert ‘Rob’ Rathwell (deceased) had a lifelong commitment to community sports. He served two terms as an Executive member of Ottawa’s RA Centre where he was instrumental in the creation of the Riverside Drive playing fields. In 1970, Rathwell began his association with soccer; serving as President of the Lynwood Minor Soccer Association before becoming involved at the district level.

Beginning in 1975, Rathwell served as Chairperson, Secretary and Statistician of the Ottawa-Carleton Soccer League as well as President and Secretary of the Eastern Ontario District Soccer Association. He was also the Director of the Ontario Soccer Association for 8 years.

Rathwell has used his knowledge as a computer systems analyst/consultant to develop a computerized sport record-keeping system for soccer that is in common use today.