The Motor Sports Association (MSA) is delighted to announce that Andrew Holley has been named the 2011 JLT MSA Marshal of the Year.
The JLT MSA Marshal of the Year award is designed to reward excellence among the 12,000-strong team of MSA-registered volunteer marshals, without whom motor sport could not take place.
Holley has become firmly established as a trusted and valued Examining Post Chief, whether at his ‘home’ circuits of Oulton Park and Anglesey Circuit, or at any other of the many UK venues at which he marshals.
A highlight of Holley’s marshalling career has been taking responsibility for – and transforming radically – the British Motor Racing Marshals Club North Region’s training programme, in his capacity as its Regional Training Manager. He has used his experience as a helicopter pilot instructor to create and manage an operational matrix for the training programmes that is both complex and yet simple to follow, which has enabled hundreds of people to pass smoothly through the training sessions. He is a highly valued member of the BMRMC’s North Region Committee, and is also part of the MSA International Training Team.
Holley said: “I was completely gobsmacked when I was told I’d won, as I didn’t even know about the award, let alone that I’d been nominated! I do what I do simply because I love the sport, so I was taken aback to be recognised in this way.”
Holley will receive £250 and a trophy at the MSA’s Night of Champions ceremony at the Royal Automobile Club in London on 20 January 2012.
The panel would also like to commend jointly Denis Arundell and Brian Wilson, who have shown dedication to – and passion for – marshalling over many years. They volunteer at well over 30 events per year in Northern Ireland and more elsewhere in the UK and Ireland. The judges felt that their excellence and professionalism are an inspiration to others.
JLT MSA Marshal of the Year past winners:2010: Barry O’Neill2009: Nadine Lewis2008: Steve Weston2007: Peter Wilson2006: Bob Wright2005: Plunkett Boyle2004: Mark Johnson2003: Stephen Green