Who is he? John Upsall, the Leicester Sharks Trophy Manager.
John's daughter, Rebecca, joined the then Enderby swimming club in 2002, aged 9, and swam until she left for university . And not long after she joined, John, and his wife, Pat, were helping out at galas. Then in 2006, John joined the committee as Trophy Manager.
As Trophy Manager he was responsible for buying all the medals for the Club Championships and the trophies that we award. He also arranged the engraving of all the trophies we give out, and of all the trophies we win at galas. And in addition to giving them out, John was also responsible for rounding up all the trophies when it was time to either hand them back, or award them to someone else.
Working tirelessly and quietly behind the scenes, John was - is - a hugely valued member of both Enderby Swimming Club and then Leicester Sharks.
Thank you for your valuable contribution over the years John, you will be missed very much indeed. We hope you have a very happy 'retirement'!