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Heinke Trophy

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The Heinke trophy is awarded each year to the club that has done the most to further the interests of its members and BSAC.

In 2018 the club committee felt we had significantly progressed as a club and felt it right to enter for a chance to win the prestigious diving award.

Club members contributed with High quality images, articles and personal statements the 148 page submission was complete.

Heinke Trophy adjudicator Phil Harrison said the response to 2019’s trophy was one of the best he had seen, which made choosing the final winner a difficult task.

The adjudicating team, which also included Tony Marshall and Kevin Phillips, awarded Certificates of Merit to Imperial College Underwater Club, Kingston and Elmbridge Junior Snorkellers Club, Pontefract SAC and South China Diving Club.

However, when it came to the Heinke Trophy winner, it was Chester SAC who impressed the judges. Of them,

Phil explained: They have a very good attitude to safety and there was a wide range of UK dive sites visited, including research activities, collaboration with NAS, local schools and a vibrant snorkelling group.

Communication within the branch and their promotional activity was extensive and there was also a tremendous number of try dives delivered during the year.

I’d like to offer my congratulations to all at Chester SAC for a job well done.

Click here to see our Heinke Submission

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