Mike Forge New Skydiver of the Year Trophy
The award is named in honour of BPA member Major Michael Lancaster Forge, who was tragically killed on active service in the Falkland Islands conflict on the 6th of June 1982.
Chief or Advanced Instructors nominate the New Skydiver of the Year. The criterion used is that a relatively new skydiver is nominated, who has progressed well during the last year and is also considered to be a valuable member of their Club.
2021: CIAN MOORE
Nomination text from Cian’s Chief Instructor:
The nominee for the Mike Forge Trophy started jumping in April 2021 and completed their AFF in early summer. They were hooked immediately and from that day on they would turn up at the Drop Zone every day either to jump or to do whatever jobs they could to make enough money for their next jump.
If there were no rigs to pack, the nominee would be seen refueling the aircraft, helping out around the DZ, and even emptying the bins. Despite the weather always being against them, their enthusiasm never waned, and they completed their 50th jump on the last jumping day of 2021
|Year||Recipient||Home Drop Zone|
|2019||Catherine Bayada||APA Netheravon|
|2015||George Wason||JSPC Netheravon|
|2011||Joe Newrick||Silver Stars Parachute Club|
|2010||Dan Harmer||APA Netheravon|
|2008||Dave Lewis||Silver Stars Parachute Club|