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Lee Thompson Memorial Trophy 2005

The club's most prestigious trophy for 2005 was awarded to club sponsorship officer Ray Milne.

He was presented with the award by Lee's father Ray at the annual presentation evening at Carrow Road in May, 2005.

Ray was nominated by wife Sue who is also the club's vice-chair. Sue's winning citation was as follows:

"I am writing this letter at 7 a.m this very morning after a second consecutive night of very little sleep. The reason for the lack of zzzzs is the empty space beside me. The only movement and snoring that I have experienced just lately comes from Jack. Jack I must explain is my Terrier dog. Although I love him dearly he is hardly a substitute. Mind you some of the noises sound very familiar!!

So where was my other half? Had he drunk too much whiskey and fallen asleep on the sofa? Was he watching subscriber channels on Sky which he knew I wouldn't approve of? Maybe he was laying the table for breakfast for the first time in 23 years!!!

Over the last two or three weeks he has been giving up every spare moment, every day off, to make sure that this particular presentation evening goes ahead. I know the sacrifices he makes to bring the club the best he can possibly offer. This night is only possible because of this person. The success of this evening is down to his hard work and commitment.

Disaster struck at midnight last night when all his work "crashed" on his computer. A potential great evening's entertainment disappeared before his eyes. If that had happened to me I'm afraid panic would have taken over and the computer would have been thrown out of the window. How he kept calm and, more to the point, awake I will never know. But that's the sort of man he is. He didn't want to let anyone down and stuck to the task of restoring all his work. As you can see from this wonderful evening he was successful.

I would like to nominate Ray Milne for this prestigious award. Only I know the real sacrifices he gives to bring this club these great presentation nights. But neither of us would have it any other ways, although please keep it quiet that I sleep with my dog!!"

Footnote: The success of Ray's endeavours was easy to see by the fact that over 600 people attended the presentation evening.

Other shortlisted nominations for the 2005 award were:

Tom Rainsford - Men's A team and Under-8s coach

Martin Mowser - Men's A team player