The Dick Wyatt Award

This biennial award is for non-riding contribution to the centre - in other words, it's really important!

The winner for 2022/2023 award is Colin Jones. As that's me, and I'm writing this bit before our Editor Ben gets to comment, then our chairman Tony Noel assures me it is for being helpful, more on the IT side of things, while the ACU puts itself through misery by implementing the new Sport:80 software. I'm grateful that our board can see that not all the problems with it are my fault!

The winner of the 2020/21 award is Sally Palmer, who has stood down after many, many years of sterling service to Ledbury MCC as entries secretary for the club's highly-respected grass track events. The past two years have been particularly trying for Sally and Ledbury MCC but they managed to stage the 2022 ACU British Grass Track Championships despite an initial rain-off. ACU Western Secretary Jennie Jones paid Sally a visit with previous winner Dave Burry, to present the award. Well done Sally, congratulations!

Congratulations to 2018/19 winner Dave Burry, who can be found stewarding events across ACU Western, regularly attending ACU Western board meetings and of course riding grass tracks. Dave was presented with his award by chairman Tony Noel at the January 2020 AGM and board meeting.

Congratulations too to The Welch Family, which has won the Special Merit Award for their efforts in getting so many trials on in the centre, and playing a leading role in the ACU Western Youth Squad.

Zona 1 MCC's Kath Workman was named as the winner of the Dick Wyatt Award at the January 2015 board meeting, much to her surprise - but not anyone else's! Her work on the frontline of the paperwork means events happen and we can have fun on our bikes. Thank you Kath, and congratulations.

Simon Welch is the deserved 2012 winner, for his sterling work in starting up and running the Western Centre Youth Trials Development Squad. It's already had a positive effect on the trials scene in this centre and beyond, and its success has not gone unnoticed at ACU HQ. Congratulations Simon, his helpers and the lads and lasses who committed to it. It's expanding for 2013 - applications welcome now.

Rob Workman was unanimously voted for as the latest recipient of the Dick Wyatt Award for his significant efforts over many years. Tom Welch proposed his nomination, seconded by Tony Noel at the June 2011 centre board meeting. Rob has spent decades in the sport riding, and nowadays as a very experienced event organiser with Zona 1. Congratulations Rob!

The roll of honour...