Bill was the President of the Souris Cardinals from 1964-73, coached the Souris Cardinals 1967 Western Canada Juvenile champs, and the Manitoba Junior finalists in 1968 and 1969. Kirkup was the founding President of Western Manitoba Bison Baseball League, chair of the Western Canada Juvenile championship in 1972, and coached local entry. Bill was the driving force behind construction of Mote Field in Souris. Kirkup was the M.S.B.L. director for many years, V.P. for 4 years, and President in 1988 and 1989. Bill was also the former president of Souris Minor Hockey & AAA Midget Southwest Cougars.