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Official of the Year
Official of the Year - Sponsored by Kent Sport
Awarded to an official who has demonstrated outstanding skills,
levels of achievement and dedication in any field of officiating in
any sport, including umpiring, refereeing and judging.
Gold - Vic Pratt – Roller Dance
Vic has been a member of the Medway Roller
Dance Club for 53 years. Being qualified up to gold standard,
he is always in demand to judge the NGB's proficiency tests.
He is an international results scrutiniser and
regularly officiates at international championships and
competitions throughout Europe. Vic is highly regarded by both the
European and World governing bodies.
Silver - Michelle Ray - Netball
Michelle is a prolific umpire and mentor in Kent Netball. She is
Kent’s Official of the Year and was shortlisted for England
Netball’s Grassroots Official of the Year award. Michelle is
a key official and helps the county association and London and
South East Regional Board develop umpires for the future. She
exhibits a great passion for officiating at any level and helps a
huge number of emerging officials to progress.
Bronze - Paul Caller -
Paul has made an outstanding contribution to
swimming in Medway, supporting competitions for all clubs to take
part in. Paul manages diverse and often inexperienced teams
enabling events to go ahead. His best attribute however is the way
in which he communicates with the swimmers, going out of his way to
explain why decisions are made and how corrections can be made for