Lawrence was awarded the Trophy at the NZ Masters for dedication and commitment to Masters Squash over the years.
He has been involved in Squash a very long time, beginning as a junior 1968 and representing Canterbury throughout seniors and masters, which sums up 49 years of active service.
He represented his club for most of those years in the open interclub competition and was a very proud Club Champion for more than 20 years continuously.
He was a NZ Colt reserve in the seventies and was ranked in the top 4 in Canterbury through the eighties.
Lawrence is a former President of Canterbury and has been a Senior Squash Administrator and selector on and off for many years, as well as the Senior and Masters District Managers.
He was the inaugural player of the year for Canterbury in 1995 and was a foundation member of the 2008 World Masters Squash Championships.
However regardless of the above accolades, it is in the masters playing arena where his light has shone the brightest.
Lawrence has represented Canterbury at 20 masters’ events. He has been a NZ Masters Test Team representative 8 times against Australia; 95,96,99, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2009 & 2015, winning more than losing.
He is also the owner of 2 Australian Master Titles and 8 NZ Masters Titles and has been to six World Masters events making the quarter finals four times.
Well done Lawrence, we are super proud of you.
The Rob Roche Trophy is awarded for meritorious services to Masters’ squash on and off the court. Previous Cantabrian winners include Len Reese in 2008 and Barry Gardiner in 2009.