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.

Peter was lost to the Area under tragic circumstances.

At the annual Yorkshire and Humberside teams, the trophy awarded to the winning junior red & yellow belt team is named in his honour.

2017 : Sheffield & Penistone combined team

2016 : East Yorkshire Judo Academy

2015 : Steel City