Club’s unsung hero rewarded
A DEDICATED club secretary has been praised as an unsung hero.
John Mellor, of the Higginshaw Amateur Rugby League club, was recognised at the recent 2014 Greater Manchester Sports Awards.
The 58-year-old was presented with his prize by Olympic athlete Iwan Thomas MBE at the glittering event at The Point, Old Trafford.
John said: “It’s in my blood.
“I’ve been with Higgy 29 years and whether I’m applying for funding or doing invoices, I never get tired of it.
“It’s been a fantastic year, but these awards aren’t for me they are for Higginshaw.”
●● John Mellor, second left with host Roger Johnson, John Sheils, of the Manchester United Football Foundation, and Iwan Thomas