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By 2 November 2016No Comments


The AWSA President’s Certificate for Outstanding Service is presented to individuals who have provided outstanding service to Army Winter Sports, in either one or more Disciplines – only 6 can be awarded annually. In his position as President of the AWSA Lt Gen JG Lorimer DSO MBE presented certificates to this year’s deserving winners on 1st November 2016 at the Cavalry and Guards Club, London. Congratulations to the 2016 winners:

Maj (Retd) Belinda Beard – Snowboard

Maj Beard started her sliding career in 2003 and quickly secured a place in the Army Team. After a few seasons she took on the role of Secretary of Skeleton Bobsleigh and made an immediate impact, sorting out the equipment state and overall management of the team. She retired from sliding to ensure dedication of her time to managemen and soon assumed the role of Chairman. She has been a dedicated stalwart to both skeleton and ice sports over the years. Her hard work during her time as secretary and chairman can still be seen within the team today and has given a firm base to continue the development of skeleton.

Maj Adrian Pery LD – Telemark

Maj Pery has been actively involved in Army Telemark Skiing since the sport was first adopted in the Army in 2005. Throughout this time he has been both a participant and committee member as well as, more latterly, driving forward the development of a Technical Delegate route in the UK within British Telemark. Highly dedicated, committed and passionate about this sport, he has taken Telemark from a ‘pipe dream’ to reality and continued to press for its growth in both the Army, the Services and externally within British Ski and Snowboard (BSS).

WO2 John Craig RAPTC – Snowboard

WO2 Craig has been involved with Snowboarding since the sport was approved in 1998 as one of the disciplines of the AWSA. His enduring commitment over the past 18 years has been extraordinary, engaged as a competitor and official as the sport has developed from its embryonic speed slalom event to its current competitive classes of giant slalom, boarder cross and slopestyle requiring physical fitness, gymnastic ability and exacting technical skills.