The England Schools' Athletic Association (ESAA) has honoured Sidcot's own Athletics Coach, Dave Turner, by presenting him with a Lifetime Achievment Award at their AGM in Birmingham last weekend.
The Award is for a lifetime of Athletics work in schools, and records his 47-year involvment in all levels of Cross-Country, Track and Field, Sports Hall and Combined Events Athletics.
The award is from his colleagues on the ESAA committee in recognition of his dedication to encourage, motivate and train young people in athletics.
Dave is a qualified Senior Coach, Starter and a Track and Field Official, and a Team Manager to a wide variety of teams.
His interest stems from personal experience as a competitor in Welsh athletics and in English Schools Championships as a youngster, as well as a long distinguished Rugby career.
Dave currently works with individual schools, local authorities and national athletic groups to promote the sport.
Well done Dave!