Leagues and Cups
Luther Salakian MBE
Luther Salakian’s passion for education and sports started very early on, first as a student, then as a teacher. A long association and a career of devoted service spanning 50 years at the English School, Nicosia. He was honoured with the MBE by HM Queen Elizabeth for “Services to Education in Cyprus” having guided and taught thousands of Cypriot youth.
He took an active interest in Armenian Community affairs, sitting on various committees and School Boards.
Another of his greatest contributions to the English School was in establishing a Contingent of the St John Ambulance Brigade of which he was a Founder-Officer.
An outstanding sportsman, he played cricket and football for his University (Bristol), and football for the Trust Club of Cyprus.
At the English School, he was for years Coaching Hockey and even after his retirement, he would be coming to Founders Day games and be present at the Hockey field.
Unfortunately, he passed away in November 1979. In memory of this veteran hockey player and dedicated coach, ESOBGA and the English School have been holding a bi-annual hockey event for “The Salakian Trophy”.