Mike Brett (11 January 1944 - 1 June 2013)


By Brenda Preston

As some of you know, Mike Brett died unexpectedly on 1st June. Mike had been a member of the Ski Club of Manchester for over 30 years, and introduced me to the Ski Club, when I worked with him.

Mike was a freelance photographer by profession, and worked across the country as a sports photographer, mainly of rugby (both union and league). In 1982, he won the prize for the Best Sports Picture of the Year and a scroll of honour from The Sports Council.

As well as skiing, he thoroughly enjoyed ski fitness classes and the apr├Ęs ski in the bar, on occasion leading the classes when asked. His knees let him down for skiing a couple of years ago, though he was still an active club member, and regularly attended the ski club meetings and social events.

Mike was also a keen walker, and enjoyed Tai Chi and his garden.

He was a sociable and caring man with a wry sense of humour, who will be missed by many friends in the ski club.

Our thoughts are with family, including sisters Lyn and Fran, at this sad time.