Mike Gee honoured for lifetime devotion to the game

Long serving South West League Co-ordinating Secretary Mike Gee has been honoured in the Queens Birthday Honours List published this morning.

Mike's more than 50 years involvement with rugby union as a player and administrator has been recognised with the award of the British Empire Medal (BEM). 

Cornwall born and bred, Mike played around 600 games for St Ives over 13 seasons and scored nearly 200 tries, including 45 in one season.  After hanging up his boots he has held various administrative posts.  He served on the Cornwall RFU Committee in the 1970s and with the start of the Leagues in 1987 he became one of the first league secretaries.  Following the retirement of founder League Co-ordinating Secretary Jack Wooldridge in 1995 he took over the role and has overseen the running of the competition in the South West for the last 20 years.

He has also contributed to the wider running of the game as a member of the RFU's Competition Committee, where he is the longest serving member.

Mike, who will be 71 in a few weeks, said "I'm delighted and deeply honoured but I could not have achieved this award without the support of all the League Officials in the South West, past and present."

13 Jun 15