Army Sports Awards 2017: Lifetime Achievement winner

With the glitz and glamour of the 2017 Army Sports Awards now over and done with, Forces Network has taken a look at the winner of this year's highly-coveted Lifetime Achievement Award.

The final prize of the night was awarded to Major (Retired) Jim Mackenzie for his services to judo.

The gong isn't handed out lightly - in fact, some years there are no nominations for it.

But 2017's judges thought one man stood out like a beacon this time around.

After 43 years in the Army, each during which he contributed to his sport, his impressive list of accomplishments perhaps shouldn't be a surprise.

Major Mackenzie has qualified more than 400 coaches, introduced some 5,000 novices to martial arts and led his teams to national success.

He's also contributed towards the achievements of Olympians like Arthur Mapp in 1980 and Emmanuel Nartey in 2012.

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