Norman Briley was born in Toronto, Ontario. He made a huge impression in his youth as a goalkeeper both in soccer and hockey.
During World War II Norm was stationed with the Army in Newmarket, Ontario, and represented that club in the Toronto & District League.
At the age of 17 Norm he made his debut with Ulster United with in the Toronto & District League in the 1944 season.
Norm was the goalkeeper of Scarboro Rangers in the Ontario Hockey Association in the 1945-46 season. He was said to be headed for the pros for the 1946-47 season.
Before the start of the 1946 soccer season in Toronto he signed for East York United. In 1947 he joined the East End Canadians. Norm won the National Soccer League championship with East End Canadians in the 1952 NSL season.
Norm passed away in 1992 at the age of 66 from a heart attack.
I just stumbled into this post. Norm Briley was my father and quite the avid sportsman. He was also an amazing baseball player. I am trying to find more info about the Greenwood Juvenile League if there any baseball enthusiasts here? I have a batting trophy from 1944 that he won. It is the “Joe Millen Batting Trophy” from that year.Sadly he passed away in 1992 from a massive heart attack while playing baseball for the Scarborough old timers. He was 66 years old.In typical Norm fashion he drove one out of the park and collapsed while rounding second base!