Diver of the Year Trophy

Presented by Sir Wavell Wakefield from Kendal.

Sir William Wavell was the 1st President of NORFED. In the late 60’s early 70’s he presented Norfed with the “Diver of the Year” cup and to be presented each year by the chairman. This was before BSAC approached him to become their President.
Apart from his sporting and political careers Lord Wakefield was instrumental in the preservation of the Ullswater ‘Steamers’ and the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, through his Lake District Estates company.

Sir William Wavell Wakefield, 1st Baron Wakefield of Kendal, known as Sir Wavell Wakefield between 1944 and 1963, was an English rugby union player for Harlequins, Leicester Tigers and England, President of the Rugby Football Union and Conservative politician.

Diver of the Year

1961 – A Lister + G Brown – Huddersfield
1962 – DG Bacon – Wakefield
1963 – J G Jackson – Furness
1964 – A F Ogden – Furness
1967 – P Duffy – Harrogate
1968 – J Ingle – Leeds
1969 – P Duffy – Harrogate
1970 – A J Watkinson – East Lancs
1971 – Ken Crow – Harrogate
1972 – B B Scott – Blackpool
1973 – J G Kehoe – Harrogate
1974 – M Holbrook – East Lancs
1975 – B Wilkinson – Salford
1976 – R Earll – Salford
1977 – Doug Hallows – Sale (Filming of the Royal Oak)
1978 – D Carr – Blackpool
1979 – G M Campbell – Sale

1980 – A Davey – Harrogate
1982 – D Addy – Bolton

1983 – I Monteith – Harrogate
1984 – Barbara Findlow – Cormorant
1985 – Linda Gilroy – Merseyside (Services as North West Coach)
1986 – Allan Crook – Darwen
1987 – Kevin Maine – Blackpool (Services as North West Coach)
1988 – P Lumley – Bradford
1989 – J Parkinson – Droylsden
1990 – B Whitehead – Rochdale Snork
1991 – L Hibbert – Droylsden
1992 – R Jones – Furness
1993 – J R Lyons – Robin Hood
1994 – S Clark – Droylsden
1995 – P Karran – East Lancs
1996 – L Hibbert – Droylsden

1997 – Barbara Findlow – Robin Hood
1998 – B B Scott – Blackpool
2001 – Janet Fenton – Droylsden
2002 – Barbara Findlow – Robin Hood

2005 – Keith Hyde –          Droylsden
2006 – Mike Todd  –          Orpington
2007 – Richard Waring –  Worsley
2008 – Allan Davey –         Harrogate
2009 – Len Procter –          Leeds Athletic
2010 – Ken Crow –             Harrogate
2011 – Lindsey Crossley – Worsley
2012 – Harry Helmsley –  Leeds
2013 – Bob Findlow –        Robin Hood
2014 – Geoffrey Prince –   General (Services to RNLI & Norfed)
2015 – Barbara Findlow – Robin Hood
2016 – Ken Crow –              Harrogate

2017 – Dave Hackman –    Droylsden.

2018 – Lindsey Fell –         Worsley

2019 – Tim Saville   –        Roho SAC

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