Emeritus Awards

The Alliance recognises Emeritus awards are given to individuals who have served a life-long or sustained service to sport and recreation by appointing them as honorary members of the Sport and Recreation Alliance. 

However, in many cases, reward or recognition is appropriate on a single occasion rather than through perpetual individual membership of an organisation with which they may have little current contact.

For these individuals, it was agreed back in 2003 that the CCPR (now the Alliance), should have the discretion to make a small number of Emeritus Awards at the Annual General Meeting.

Previous recipients:

2015

Allan Dean-Lewis MBEMotor Sports Association

Phillip KimberleyFormer England Hockey Chairman

Hilary WeedonServices to Dance, Medau and Alliance VP 

2014

Cedric Selby Former Director of the Sport and Recreation Alliance, former Deputy Chair of the RYA Council and the UK reprasentative on the Irish Sailing Council.

Professor Peter Thomas MBESport and Recreation Alliance Vice President, Honorary Professor at Buckinghamshire New University and Former Director of the Youth Sport Trust and Interim Chief Executive of England Netball.

Cedric Selby Former Director of the Sport and Recreation Alliance, former Deputy Chair of the RYA Council and the UK reprasentative on the Irish Sailing Council.

2013

Dame Diana Ellis CBE – chair of British Rowing who oversaw their rise to the pinnacle of world sport and former board member of the Sport and Recreation Alliance.

2012

Brian Lee – one of the original CCPR staff who transferred to the Sports Council, when it was established in 1972. He was a chairman of the Football Conference and also chairman and manager of Wycombe Wanderers.

2011

Rosemary Nappnational manager of British Rowing and past chair and deputy chair of the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s water recreation division.

2010

Brian Hydeformer chair of CCPR Enterprises Ltd 1997 – 2007 and current honorary member.

2007

Posthumous Award to Nigel Hookformer head of policy at the Sport and Recreation Alliance.

2006

Margaret PeggieAlliance vice president and former chair of SportsleadersUK.

2003

Dame Mary Peters DBETrustee of The Outward Bound Trust and vice president of the Northern Ireland Outward Bound Association.

Robert Pettigrew –
Alliance vice president and former chair of the Alliance.

2004

Eileen Alexander OBE former member of the CCPR Executive Committee and Colson Fellowship Fund. Current Alliance honorary member.

John VeatsExecutive vice president of the Amateur Rowing Association, former chair of the Alliance's water recreation division and current honorary member.

Ken Gill current honorary member of the Sport and Recreation Alliance.

Posthumous Award to Audrey Bambraformer member of the CCPR Executive Committee and Colson Fellowship Fund. Also an honorary member.

2003

Dame Mary Glen Haigformer chair of the Alliance, current Alliance vice president and honorary member of the International Olympic Committee.

Bill Slater CBEformer President of British Gymnastics and former England and Wolverhampton Wanderers football player.

For more information about the Emeritus Award please contact Kate Lawrenson.

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