Don worked at the Hamilton Spectator for over 30 years as a journalist. He excelled as a sports writer and is legendary in the Hamilton soccer community for his coverage of the sport and keeping his readers well informed while also promoting the game of soccer.
Throughout his career Don covered the largest sporting events in the world including the 1986 World Cup in Mexico where he witnessed the “Hand of God” goal by Diego Maradona. Don also covered the Summer and Winter Olympics in Canada.
Don was responsible for making sure that local soccer fans in Hamilton were kept up to date on results and events on a regular basis. Don’s informative and fair coverage of the Hamilton soccer scene was a major factor in raising the profile of many players and teams in the community. Don Lovegrove is held in the highest regard in the Hamilton soccer community and remains a key figure in the growth of the sport in Hamilton.