We Remember Them : 2016/2017
I would just like to take this opportunity to remember some people who have sadly passed in the last few months.
Mike Smith: The great coach from Southampton. An amazing man, a great teacher and a legend who shaped our sport.
Mike Dolby: A man whose passion for High Jump knew no equal. So many athletes were encouraged to take up this great sport. He will be sadly missed
Philippa Roles: Two time Olympian. A life cut short. But whose memory will always bring a smile to all who think of her. A lovely, sassy woman.
Germaine Mason : A future un-visited. 34 is no age to pass, but his legacy will live on. He kick started high jumping into the modern era. A great man. A kind man. He will be missed.
Manchester: And finally we turn our thoughts to Manchester. As a nation we will all pull together and celebrate our openness and kindness. To reflect our common bonds. We are a great nation. Nothing will change that.
So may I take this opportunity to have a minute to reflect and remember our dear friends who have passed.
Fuzz Caan (on behalf of BIGish 2017)