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Bruce Moores
2003 - Official/Builder - Corner Brook, NL

Nomination Criteria Description

Bruce was elected to the Canadian Broomball Federation Executive in 1981 and served for a period of six years.

As director on the Canadian Broomball Federation, Bruce was responsible for all rule changes that were made in the Rule Book and Referee’s Manual.

Bruce was instrumental in combining the eight or ten different Provincial Rule Books that were used throughout the country to be used at the Canadian National Broomball Championships. This took some long, hard and heated meetings especially between Quebec and Ontario.

Bruce has the distinction of refereeing in every Province at the Canadian National Championships, with the exception of Manitoba.

Bruce has refereed broomball in tournament play and “Championship” games in the following categories:

  • Broomball NL Men’s “A” Division
  • Broomball NL Men’s “B” Division
  • Broomball NL Ladies “A” Division
  • Broomball NL Ladies “B” Division
  • Broomball NL Junior Division
  • Broomball NL High School Division
  • Canadian National Men’s Division


Bruce Moores started his broomball career in the Grand Falls Broomball League as a player in 1975. After two years playing in the league, he started his 14-year career as a Referee in 1977. Bruce was appointed as Referee-in-Chief of Broomball Newfoundland/Labrador in 1979 and served in that position until 1993.

As Referee-in-Chief, listed are some of Bruce’s accomplishments:

  • Compiled and printed the first Broomball NL Rule Book and Referee’s Manual
  • Held at least two referee’s clinics each and every year as Referee-in-Chief
  • Lobbied for and was successful in getting the first National Broomball Championship for Newfoundland/Labrador that was held in Corner Brook
  • Was part of the organizational committee in Corner Brook to host the National Championships
  • Participated in the organization of Broomball NL High School Broomball Program
Refereed in all but one Provincial Broomball Championship in the Province in the 14 years he was Referee-in-Chief. This includes Men’s Division “A” and “B” and Ladies Division “A” and “B”.
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