Mike Powell Davies Celebration AwardColin West presented with shield fpr 2022

Posted: Mon 31 Oct 2022

Colin West, Club Chairman, was presented with Mike Powell Davies Celebration Award shield at the Essex Stragglers event at Hylands Park on October 30th by Eddie Banks, the recipient in 2021.

The Powell Davies family gave the shield to Essex Stragglers in memory of Mike Powell Davies, a long standing and very active member of the Club. The Award is made annually to a member of the Club who has contributed significantly to the delivery of orienteering and the Club's activities. Mike himself contributed significantly acting as Newsletter editor for a number of years as well as involvement in staging events. The Award first presented in 2001 has been given to organisers, planners, mappers, coaches and long serving committee members thus recognising the range of behind the scenes work that keeps orienteering happening.

The recipient is usually decided in consultation between Mike's widow, Nancy, the Club Chairman and the previous recipient. On this occasion, Nancy and Eddie had the discussion without Colin so the presentation came as a surprise. Colin has been Chairman of Essex Stragglers since 2012, is the club representative on East Anglian Orienteering Association Committee, regularly helps to stage midweek orienteering events and is an active controller and planner. A well deserved recipient.