The Wilkinson Sword is presented to an RLSS UK official who has, over a number of years, assisted at all levels of competition. This must include the RLSS UK National competitions.

The Dorothy Cadbury Trophy is awarded to a competitor who has excelled in Lifesaving Sport, over a number of years and continues to be a good ambassador for both the sport and the charity.

Both awards will be announced and presented at the RLSS UK National Lifesaving Championships 2019 Finals, 24 November, John Charles Centre for Sport, Leeds  

Call for Nominations!

Regions, Branches and Clubs are asked to nominate individuals for the Wilkinson Sword and the Dorothy Cadbury Trophy by Monday 11 November 2019

Click here to make a Nomination for the Wilkinson Sword

Click here to make a Nomination for the Dorothy Cadbury Trophy


Previous Winners

Wilkinson Sword (Officials)

2018 Chris & Tim Dening 

2017 Pamela Oddy

2016 Teresa Myatt

2015 Zelah Weedy

2014  Maureen Harrison

2013  Terry Draycott

2012  Debbie Hunt

2011  John Stainer

2010  Heather Leighton

2009  Paul Moore

2008  Michele Weedy

2007  Marcus Watts

2006  Ronnie Claudin

2005  Elaine & Chris Lewis

2004  Pete & Deby Sturgess

2003  Dave & Jo Young

2002  Tony Townsend

2001  Kathleen Claudin

2000  Penny Riley

1999  Alison & Roger Watts

1998  Stephanie Andrews

1997  Gordon Parr

1996  Ray Taylor

1995  Brian Head

1994  Marjorie Shearer

1993  Howard Leighton

1992  Ernest Butler

1991  Pat Russell

1990  Eileen Hadfield

1989  Elaine Pearson

1988  Janet Castro

1987  Edward Aspinal

1986  Patrick O’Connell

1985  Olive Atkinson

1984  Walter Best

1983  Solihull School

1982  Rosemary Birtle

1981  Ernest Standring

1980  Kay Stevenson

1979  Arthur Marshall

Dorothy Cadbury (competitor)

2018 Romaine Webb

2017 Richard Jagger

2016 Adrian Attwell

2015 Iain Wilson

2014 Linda Taylor

2013 Christopher Stock  

2012 Ian Symmons

2011 Amy Wilkinson

2010 Kevin Mulhair

2009 Callum Milburn

2008 Sandra McRobert

2007 Ciara Mulhair

2006 John Stainer

2005 Paul Turton

2004 Heather Graham

2003 Ian Hutchings

2002 Iain McEwan

2001 Rebekka Teasdale

2000 Teresa Myatt

1999 Richard Apps

1998 Stuart Yeandle

1997 Ernie Butler

1996 Sue Hollick

1995 Gary Lee

1994 Marion Sandwell

1993 ---

1992 ---

1991 Caroline Plummer

1990 Karen Simister