Doug Crane was the central figure in the running of Doncaster Judo club and the administration of the building which they owned. He was also the South Yorkshire chairman.
For a number of years he helped run the Yorkshire and Humberside Junior squad and assisted in Area coaching courses. He then took up the role of Y&H Treasurer and deputy chairman.
In that role he was central in the administration of coaching courses and competitions. Doug was a stickler for protocol and integrity.
Unfortunately he died before his time with a brain tumour.
The Doug Crane award is named in his memory and presented annually in recognition of long term service to the area. Usually presented at the Yorkshire & Humberside closed team event.
2020 : Not awarded
2019 : Bob Parker
Bob has been working as a technical official at our events for a number of years. He is now a Senior Recorder and assists Elaine in many events at control.
2018 : Michael Leng
Mike has been active in the area for a long time running Ryedale Judo club, an active referee, an examiner and in recent years the Director of Examiners for the area
2017 : June Hirst
Technical official at competitions
2016 : Eric Theaker
Services as a Yorkshire & Humberside and South Yorkshire committee member, supporting Sheffield/Steel City Judo
2015 : John Bunyan
Area treasurer, York Judo club
2014 : Chris Hill
One of area senior referees of many years
Keith "Tiger" Brown
Coach at Rotherham Tigers, referee
Area coach, Huddersfield coach
Referee, Area refereeing representative
Ken & Diane Iveson
Peter Simpson was the central figure in the running of Knottingley Judo Club and a long serving member on the West Yorkshire committee involved in organising gradings, competitions and running the West Yorkshire Squads.
He was also a long serving member of the Y & H committee at one time helping to running the Area squad but mainly organising and working to promote Area competition events.
Awarded in recognition of his years of service to the West Yorkshire area and his role as director of Examiners for Yorkshire and Humberside Judo
Area committee member and secretary