Oliver Grieveson Award 2019

Oliver Grieveson Award 2019

By Karen Ratcliffe
21st May
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Presented to Vicki Parsonage by Andrew Llewellyn at the Selby RUFC Junior Presentation Day, Sunday 19th May 2019


Oliver Grieveson was a true Selby legend who sadly passed away six years ago aged 82 after a very fruitful life.

After starting his rugby career at Selby, Oliver went on to play for Headingley and represented Yorkshire on numerous occasions and many thought he was desperately unlucky never to represent his Country. He also held senior posts with the RFU and the Yorkshire RFU and has been associated with Selby for many, many years. He played full back for Selby and to quote many he was a stalwart of regional rugby.

So this award was commissioned to honour his contribution to the Club and to be given to a person who goes above and beyond in a volunteer role.

Andrew's words:

"I have known the recipient of this award ever since my children started playing at Selby 10 years ago I was immediately struck by her kind nature, calmness under pressure and willingness to help. She always speaks her mind, but in a constructive manner and only with a view to making things easier for everyone. She has been instrumental in developing rugby in the Youth Section and setting up our girls section at Selby which is thriving today and, if that wasn’t enough, does a bit of First Aid too. I could go on and on such is her contribution to the Club and I know is truly valued by everyone, in deed it was a unanimous decision by the Board for this award.

It gives me enormous pleasure to reveal the winner of the Oliver Grieveson is Vicki Parsonage."

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