The following people have been nominated for the 2017 John Atkinson Memorial Trophy:

Doug Manning
Mick Weaver
Tom Knight
Dave Buxton


The award will be decided by a ballot of members to be held at the AGM which is at 6:30pm Tuesday 31 January 2017 at Walker & Cutting Ltd, Rawmarsh Road, Rotherham. the result of the ballot will be announced at the 2017 presentation evening at the Carlton Park Hotel on Friday 10 February. It is hoped that as many members as possible will attend the AGM in order to cast their vote in person.


Members who are unable to attend the AGM are able to vote by proxy by forwarding me an email, clearly marked ‘John Atkinson Memorial Trophy’ and showing the name of the person for whom they wish to vote. Proxy voting will close at 17:00 Tuesday 31 January. Votes received after this time will not be counted.

As I have been nominated for the award, in order to ensure the integrity of the ballot, I will not be involved in the voting process and will call for two neutral volunteers to take responsibility for the ballot at the AGM. I will provide the volunteers with an empty ballot box, unmarked ballot papers and hard copies of any proxy votes which have been cast. The volunteers will be responsible for issuing and counting ballot papers and will keep the result confidential until the presentation evening.

I look forward to seeing you at the AGM.