Solider from Sheffield regiment lands top honour at Army Sports Awards

Paul Greenwood,  Quartermaster 38 Signal Regiment in Sheffield, collecting his award at the Army Sports Awards
Paul Greenwood, Quartermaster 38 Signal Regiment in Sheffield, collecting his award at the Army Sports Awards
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A member of a Sheffield-based regiment has been named an unsung hero in the Army Sports Awards.

Captain Paul Greenwood, who is Quartermaster 38 Signal Regiment, based at Manor Top, Sheffield was recognised for his dedication to raising the standard of ladies cricket.

He coached the inaugural Combined Services Ladies fixture at Lord’s this year and since 2011, he has also been the manager of the Army under 25 team. The squad is a key aspect of the development programme for Army cricket – encouraging young players with potential and ability to make the full side.

Captain Greenwood, known as Frank and from Bury, received his award from singer Laura Wright and sponsors Compass at an awards ceremony in London.

He said: “To be in the same room with these ladies and gents knowing what they do – it’s unbelievable. I’m totally humbled by it. I’ve never been speechless in my life but getting this award has rendered me just that.”

General Sir Nicholas Carter, Chief of the General Staff, said: “I place a huge premium on sport in the Army.

“My starting point is that it helps our Army win in battle. It plays a vital role in welfare, morale, operational effectiveness and recovery.”