(Photo: 1972 O-Pee-Chee)
The 23rd Induction Ceremony for the Belleville Sports Hall of Fame takes place Saturday with six individuals and the 1988 Belleville Enright Midget Girls Softball team joining the local shrine.
Quinte Saints football standout Terry Wellesley brings Grey Cup credentials with him to the Hall. Wellesley helped the Saints win the COSSA championship in 1966 before a 7 year career in the Canadian Football League with the Ottawa Roughriders and Hamilton Tigercats. Wellesley set a single game Canadian rookie rushing record with 159 yards and 3 touchdowns. He won a Grey Cup with Ottawa in 1973.
James Hurst, local sports administrator, coach, writer, historian and original organizer of the Hall of Fame will be inducted on Saturday. He was a long time convenor of the Belleville Minor Football League, volunteer with the Wellington Dukes, the Belleville Bulls and helped enshrine the legacy of the Belleville McFarlands.
Hurst and Wellesley will be joined by Dennis Stark, Drew Ross, Andrew Raycroft, Brian Price and the 1988 Belleville Enright Midget Girls Softball Team at Induction Ceremonies Saturday at 1 in the gymnasium at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre. The public is welcome to attend.