The Ricky Wise Trophy
The Ricky Wise Junior Trophy is awarded annually, usually at the AGM, in memory of former club member Ricky Wise. It is presented to a Club Junior to partly recognise both personal achievement throughout the year and also to someone who has contributed significantly to the Club.
The recipient is chosen by a panel comprising the Club Chairman, Junior Team Manager, Training Co-ordinator and Club Captain.
Helen Wise, Ricky’s wife writes: Ricky was introduced to Orienteering by my sister and her husband Hilary and Martin Sellens at the age of 40. From that very first course he was hooked and the sport became a great passion of his. Ricky realised that the orienteering was great family entertainment and valued its qualities in helping young peoples development.
He travelled the country taking our son Alex and at times other members of the SO and SEOA Junior Squads to events - having spent 36 years in the Royal Navy he had developed a great understanding of how young people ticked and got on well with them. Life when Ricky was around was never dull or quiet and he would very often have the youngsters wound up and raring to go.
A fanatic about the sport and what it offered to all members of the family, especially teenagers and his enthusiasm was over powering, he would never refuse any person who needed help. He was always ready to give the full account of his run to any one that was willing to listen, plus was never shy to give his opinion to others
The previous recipients of the Ricky Wise Trophy are:
2012 - Euan Marsh & Alex Lines
2011 - Jonathan Crickmore
2010 - Alex Lines
2009 - Lucy Thraves
2008 - Bryony Crickmore
Posted by Ali Hooper on 17th Jun 12