Mr Hockey Nominated for Torch Trophy Trust Award

Laurie Alcock, winner of the England Hockey Volunteer of the Season this year has another award in his sights. This time it's the prestigious Torch Trophy Trust Award for Volunteers.

Laurie Alcock wins Volunteer of the Season 2009-2010 at the Awards Dinner 2010
Alcock received confirmation of his nomination by post and earlier today confirmed he will be attending the gala presentation dinner at the Army & Navy Club on Pall Mall in London on 15th November.

Alock said it was a 'surprise' and that when he had received the England Hockey Volunteer award in June didn't realise just how far this could go. 

Although Alcock needs no introduction to the hockey family, here are a few reminders of why his nomination has been well received by the judging panel:

1. Match Secretary of Midlands Regional Hockey Association (MRHA) from 1980 – 1993
2. President of MRHA from 1991 - 1993
3. Competitions Secretary of MRHA from 1993 - 2000
4. Secretary of the Midlands Regional Hockey Association since 2000. 
5. Team Secretary 1957-1959 and Fixture Secretary 1961 to 2002 for Cannock Hockey Club 
6. Schools & Youth representative, County Cup organiser, and Secretary for Staffordshire County Hockey Association for as long as anyone can remember!  
7. Ex officio-member of the Midlands (Mens) League Committee
8. Chair of England Hockey’s Competitions Committee from 2003 – 2007, and a member since 1985
9. Currently acting as Treasurer for the MRHA Schoolboys
10. Current regular member of the Cannock 7th/ 8th XI and their Vets team

He is also a member of the O65s England Great Grand Masters Team who recently competed alongside other Masters teams at the World Grand Masters Tournament in South Africa where England swept the board in all age groups. 

The Torch Trophy Trust was founded in 1962 by the late Commander Bill Collins RN Retd., the organiser of the 1948 Olympic Torch Relay from Olympia in Greece to Wembley in London . It is a charitable organisation, whose main aim is to encourage voluntary work in sport and other related outdoor activities within local communities.