NLAA
Hall of Fame

James A Clancy

Category: Builder
Inducted: Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Place of Birth: St. John's

For his important and outstanding contributions to an impressive number of sports and sports organizations, James A. Clancy was elected to the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame.

Mr. Clancy played a major role in the development and organization of a remarkable number of sports during a period that exceeded 30 years from the early 1930’s to the 1960’s. Baseball, soccer, basketball, track and field and especially the Royal St. John’s Regatta all benefited from his contributions.

He served as Regatta secretary from 1930 to 1946 and as vice-president from 1947 to 1964. His service and leadership were extremely important in the holding of the annual event.

The Newfoundland Branch of the Amateur Athletic Association of Canada, which was mainly responsible for track and field, benefited greatly from Mr. Clancy’s involvement. The annual provincial championships each August were well supported by Mr. Clancy.

He was also prominent in the early basketball, contributed important services to soccer and enjoyed a creditable career as an executive within baseball.

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to a wide range of athletic organizations, James A. Clancy was inducted into the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame April 24, 1974.