John Wright is our latest Coversure Hunts Post Unsung Hero
JOHN Wright, our latest Coversure Hunts Post Unsung Hero, is celebrating his 25th year as the president of Eaton Socon Cricket Club. Not bad for someone who was asked to help out after a fire destroyed the clubhouse in 1983.
Wright was a contractor and was called in to help out with the renovations. His grandfather George Wright had been secretary of the club back in the 1920s – and the pull was too strong for him to ignore.
“Within three years of the fire I was the president,” said Wright, who was nominated by his friend Chris McKay.
“Most clubs experience highs as well as lows but John has remained to this day leading the club forward within the community,” McKay told The Hunts Post.
Wright is 73 and is very excited by recent developments. “My two granddaughters both play for the club,” he said. “On a Friday night there are loads of kids at the club. We have really pushed things on in the last two or three years.”
McKay told us: “John has worked tirelessly, often with little or no help, to transform the club to what it is today.”
Do you know someone who you consider an unsung hero? If so, nominate them now by going to www.huntspost24.co.uk and clicking on the link on the home page.
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Coversure are also sponsoring this year’s Hunts Post Sports Awards which will be hosted by Hinchingbrooke House Performing Arts on Tuesday July 29.
Nominations are now being received so if you know anyone who deserves recognition at the event, please go to www.huntspost24.co.uk and nominate them now.
The categories are: Sports Personality of the Year, Team of the Year (junior), Team of the Year (senior), Unsung Hero, Lifetime Achievement, School of the Year, Outstanding Achievement (over-18), Outstanding Achievement (Under-18), Disability and Coach/Manager.