President & Chairman
Although a County darts player from his mid-teens and also a notable Bridge player, George found the time to take up hockey at Durham University in the mid-1960s. He became passionate for the sport and on graduation joined Morpeth H.C. (Northumberland). Having visited the Blackpool Festival with his college in both 1965 and 1966, George organised a squad from Morpeth for many years thereafter. His commitment to what he always calls The Magic that is Blackpool resulted in his being invited to become both Festival President and Chairman in 1991. As passionate as ever, George has reached the splendid landmark of his 52nd Festival this year.