Jim Mahon Award
The Jim Mahon Award remembers our founder Jim Mahon, the man whose vision and ability to motivate others to join him in delivering that vision, led to the creation of then Point To Point Owners Association, which has evolved alongside our sport to become the PPORA we know today.
The PPORA aims to be an inclusive organisation with membership open to everyone who takes part in, enables and enjoys our unique sport. Our commitment, explained in “Who We Are And What We Do“, is to support, strengthen and represent the whole of the Pointing’s grassroots.
The Jim Mahon Award, announced each year at the PPORA Grassroots Awards Lunch, in an opportunity to recognise a person who has made a sustained contribution to the success of our sport over time.
2016 -2017 Jim Mahon Award Winner – Len Vickery
A recognition of five decades of involvement and commitment, a willingness to support evolution and change across the decades, and unquenchable enthusiasm were three our our reasons for choosing Len Vickery as our 2016 – 2017 Jim Mahon Award Winner. Len proved a popular winner, social media response to news of the award was phenomenal and feedback included
“Love you Len Vickery – true legend, what pointing is all about” – Lee Glanville
“A legend” – Nicola Warner
” Well deserved” – Jeremy Scott
“A much deserved award for Len Vickery. He has supported me as a jockey and a trainer and couldn’t be more grateful to him for all the support” – Jack Barber
and our favourite one of all from Devon and Cornwall Area, who summed it up perfectly “Be like Len….”
Read more about Len, his role in National Champion Will Biddick’s success, and why we gave him the 2016 – 2017 award by clicking here.
All PPORA Members are invited to submit nominations for this award.
To submit a nomination please email your PPORA Area Representative or Rider Representative, you can find who they are and how to contact them here. Alternatively you can send your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your nomination should include mail:
- “Jim Mahon Award Nomination” in the subject field
- Your Name and PPORA Membership Number (of known)
- The name of the person you wish to nominate and the area in which they are based (if known)
- A summary (no more of 400 words) explaining their contributions to Point to Pointing and why you believe they would be a worthy winner of the award
The deadline for 2017 – 2018 nominations is 5pm on Friday May 4th 2018.
The final decision on the winner of the award will be made by the PPORA Committee.