Arthur Bell Trophy

The Arthur Bell Trophy was first presented to the then CCPR President, the Duke of Edinburgh, by Professor Raymond Miquel, the then chairman of Bells Scotch whisky, during the celebrations of the CCPR Golden Jubilee.

The Trophy is presented each year at the Alliance's AGM to the individual or organisation that is deemed to have made an outstanding contribution to the development of community sport.

Previous recipients:


Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson – Great Britian's most successful female Paralympian and crossbench peer.


Baroness Sue Campbell CBE – former chair of UK Sport and current chair of the Youth Sport Trust for her services to school sport.


Sir Bobby Charlton CBE – president of the Torch Trophy Trust, for his services to community sport.


Lord Sebastian Coe KBE – chair of LOCOG, for services to sport.


Andy Reed – former MP for Loughborough, for services to community sport.


HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG KT – as president of CCPR 1951 to 2009.


Derek Casey – former chief executive of Sport England, for services to sport.


Ian Peacock OBE – former chair of the Torch Trophy Trust, for his devotion to voluntary sport and as a director and chair of the Torch Trophy Trust


Rt Hon Lord Tom Pendry – in recognition of support to the CCPR and as president of the Football Foundation.


Stuart Errington CBE DL – in recognition of his work as chairman of Sportsmatch and Vice President and deputy chair of Sports Leaders UK.


Richard Callicott – in recognition of his work with grassroots sport, particularly in Birmingham.


The Arther Bell Trophy

Sir Trevor Brooking CBE – in recognition of his work as a former chair of Sport England and his contribution to several charitable and voluntary organisations particularly related to disabled people and youngsters.


Geoff Thompson MBE – in recognition of his ground-breaking contribution in local communities.


Rt Hon John Major CH – in recognition of his pioneering role in the creation of the National Lottery.


John Beckwith CBE – for outstanding contribution to the development of Youth Sport.


Lord Howell of Aston Manor – [posthumously] for his great contribution to sport, from grassroots up to his involvement in the Olympic Games bid.


Lord Marchwood – chairman of Moet & Chandon (London) Limited in recognition of support to the CCPR.


Jointly to Dick Robinson (then chairman of Major Spectator Sports Division), Ernest Virgo (NPFA) and Andrew Park QC – for their expertise, experience and determination regarding VAT.


Tim Rice – chairman, on behalf of the Foundation for Sport and the Arts.


Jim Whittell – Butlins managing director, on behalf of Butlins Limited in recognition of the support given to the National Pentathlete Award.


Tom Frost – chief executive of the National Westminster Bank in recognition of support to the CCPR.


Lord Hanson – Hanson Plc for support to the BST.


Councillor Bryan Bird – chairman of the City of Birmingham Leisure Services Committee, in recognition of the expansion of dual use facilities at schools and the creation of low cost leisure centres.


A T Kilgour and W M Mann


Army School of Physical Training, Aldershot

For more information about Arthur Bell Trophy winners contact Kate Lawrenson.

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