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The Hal Radford Memorial Trophy recipient: D. L. Fleming

The Hal Radford Memorial Trophy is awarded to the young man who by quality of performance and all-round effort has also contributed the administration of a sporting code.

This award is given to a young man involved in a sport that is not necessarily considered a mainstream code and the 2021 recipient is Prefect D. L. Fleming.

Fleming has been Captain of Fencing and has been part of the sport at the School since Form 3. He has assisted various masters over this time and this year in his role as captain has greatly helped in the sport’s administration.

He played a pivotal role behind the scenes ensuring players were well informed and prepared with purpose. He has provided valuable assistance concerning the ongoing development of the programme, ensuring the team is ready to compete at the highest level while supporting young fencers in the sport.

Fleming has represented the School in several regional Secondary Schools events including earning second place in the individual event in 2020, making him a deft and experienced swordsman within the Auckland Grammar School Fencing club.

Fleming has maintained his academic studies as a member of 7A. He has been a personable, diligent young man who has upheld the School’s values and served as a Prefect in 2021. 

Fleming has also taken great pride in representing the School, by contributing to the Interact group, the Asian Cultural group, Chamber Music, the Headmaster’s Environmental Committee, Grammar Virtuosi, winning the Minister’s Plate competition for the past two consecutive years, Proceres Grammatici, Symphony Orchestra, Spanish Debating, and World Vision.

His has been a significant contribution while maintaining the highest level in his sport.