Thanks to Steve Farley of Living Hope Church for sharing the news below:
Callum Oakshott is the latest winner of Living Hope’s Elvis Gordon trophy. The award was presented on Sunday at Living Hope Church’s morning service attended by several players and their partners.
Elvis Gordon was a Black Country heavyweight judo legend who died at the age of 52 following a brave battle against cancer. He joined Living Hope Church and gave his life to the Lord after the cancer was diagnosed.
The 11-times British champion was one of the region’s best known and most respected sports stars.
Weighing in at 23 stone, he struck gold in the European Championships and Commonwealth Games, silver in the World Championships and competed in the Los Angeles, Seoul and Barcelona Olympic Games before retiring in 1992.
Elvis was a great advocate of fair play and commitment to the team and the Elvis Gordon award is given to a person who has given themselves to the club above and beyond the usual cause of duty.
Congratulations to Callum, without his hard work, vision and dedication this team would not run. Richly deserved my friend