Former Fleming Athletics Coordinator Inducted into OCAA Hall of Fame
Peterborough, ON (March 21, 2023) – Former Fleming College Athletics Coordinator Fred Batley is among the new inductees to the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Hall of Fame.
Fred was recognized this week in the Builder category for his tireless effort, influence, commitment, dedication, and passion for collegiate sports at Fleming College. An employee in Fleming’s Athletics Department for 42 years, Fred was committed to ensuring the student-athlete experience was a priority and front of mind, often noting the importance of doing what it takes to get the job done. Fred was always open to taking on new challenges and roles to enhance the student athlete experience at Fleming.
During his lengthy career he also took on numerous roles with the OCAA and Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) executive committees.
His career included serving as OCAA President for two separate terms (1993-1995 and 2011-2013), serving as Past President (1995-1997) and sitting on the selection committee for numerous sports including Men’s Hockey, Men’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, and Men’s and Women’s Volleyball. Fred was also the OCAA Men’s Rugby Convenor (2017) and Women’s Rugby Sevens Convenor (2018).
His work with the OCAA also included roles on the Constitution Committee, Eligibility Committee, Finance Committee, and the Safety & Risk Management Committee.
Fred also served as a CCAA Convenor for a total of eight seasons, from 2008-2010 and again from 2014-2020. Prior to that, Fred was also a member of the CCAA Executive for nine years. He was the VP Governance (1999-2002), the CCAA President (2002-2006) and Past President (2006-2008).
Before retiring in 2019 Fred closed out his duties working not only as Athletic Coordinator at Fleming but as the Women’s Volleyball Convenor for the CCAA as well.
Fleming College and the Fleming Athletics team would like to congratulate Fred for this well-deserved honour.
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