Mike Hack attended the 10th Annual Gt. Manchester Sports Awards Dinner at the
Midland Hotel, Manchester on Friday evening.
There were 60 nominees present, as the winners from each of six categories from
all ten boroughs in Gt. Manchester. One of the nominees was Tony Mann,
the Bury Unsung Hero in Sport category. All nominees were welcomed on stage and
received a certificate.
Representing Wigan, Mike Hack was delighted to be named as the winner of the Gt.
Manchester Sports Coach of the Year category and he received a framed
certificate and engraved glass plaque. This is the first time that cycle
speedway has been represented in any category at these awards, let alone provide
a winner and is evidence of the progress that the Astley & Tyldesley club is
In excess of 200 people were present at the evening, enjoying drinks, a three
course meal and speeches from the Chairman of Greater Sport, Chris Brindley and
from the Chief Executive of Greater Sport, Richard Saunders. The main guest was
Leo Houlding, a rock climber and adventurer and he gave an excellent
presentation of his team's activities in the Arctic.