Lifetime Achievement Award for The Ven. Brian Partington OBE
Publication Date: Fri, 15 May 2009
At the recent Isle of Man Sport Awards night at the Villa Marina in Douglas, Isle of Man, Brian Partington - former Chairman of the IIGA received the Lifetime Achievement Award from David North, Chairman of Manx Radio who sponsored the award this year. Prior to the presentation the IOM Sport showed a DVD containing specific tributes to Brian from representatives of the various sporting bodies he has been associated with over the years. These included Jorgen Pettersson the present IIGA Chairman, the IIGA Hon Legal Advisor Geoff Karran in his capacity as Chairman of Isle Of Man Sport - Geoff succeeded Brian in that role. David Cretney MHK, who was the Minister of the Department of Tourism and Leisure during Brian's term as Chairman of IOM Sport and as well as when Brian was Chairman of the Organising Committee for the 2001 NatWest Island Games in the Isle of Man together with representatives from the world of sailing, golf and cricket - sports Brian has and in some cases is still involved with.