Jack Petchey Achievement Award Winner

The Jack Petchey Foundation was established by the successful East London entrepreneur, Jack Petchey, in 1999. It is now among the largest and most influential London charitable foundations. It gives grants on projects and programmes that benefit 11-25 year olds. The Foundation is eager to help young people take advantage of opportunities and play a full part in society.  

The club is on the 'Bronze Award' with three awards presented every year. Winners are voted for by the students. The award is for students aged between 11 and 25 in recognition of achieving the three E's:- 

Effort; What you put into the club through training and support
Endeavour; Working through difficulties, striving to achieve your goal
Exceptional achievement; This is about the outcome of the other two Es.

The winners receive a certificate from the Foundation and a Cheque to be spent on the club or other students. At the Annual Awards ceremony in November, a formal presentation of a special boxed medallion will be made to the year’s winners.

Previous years winners can be found on the 'Previous Award Winners' Page under Jack Petchey Awards. 

Jack Petchey Achievement Award Winner Autumn 2018 - Isabelle Morris-Pegley 

Isabelle Morris-Pegley 

Isabelle is one of our most regular attendees, usually training twice a week. She takes part in competitions and is a member of the club's display team. This has included doing the self defence piece at the end of the display, which is the most difficult and challenging part.

She always helps set up the hall for our invitational competitions and helps put the mats away after the training sessions. She also helps run the canteen at our events and assists in tidying up at the end. 

Since she started training, her confidence has grown in leaps and bounds and is always happy to fight anyone, including the boys regardless of how big they are.  She is a credit to the club and a good role model for the younger female judoka. 

She has decided to spend the money on providing new bespoke medals for our October competition, which is now branded as the NAKMAS Kent Invitational Tournament, which continues to grow in the number of clubs and judoka who attend and compete. 

 Jack Petchey Achievement Award Winner Summer 2018 - Riley Tuxford

Riley Tuxford

Riley has been with the club for 8 years. In that time he has worked his way up through the grades and is now a junior Green Belt (3rd Ko-Kyu). 

His passion is the competitive side of the sport and over the years he has consistently put himself out to enter not only our  competitions, but other club's as well. He has also taken part in the London Youth Games over the last few years and is in this year's team where he is hoping to improve on his bronze medal from last year. 

This dedication has seen him win the club's 'competitor of the year' award three times (2013/2014/2017) and be runner up twice. It is this single minded determination and perseverance that his colleagues and peers admire and is why they voted for him. 

Riley has decided that he would like to spend the award on a day out for all the club members and their families. It is planed ofr the 22 July 2018 and will be held at Baston House, Burlings Lane, Sevenoaks. There will be a BBQ, soft drinks and team games which will be paid for using the award. 

 

Jack Petchey Achievement Award Winner Spring 2018 - George Cosby

George Cosby

George is one of the students at our Caterham School satellite club. George has been doing Judo for nearly 4 years and in the last year has positioned himself to take over from the School's previous leading Judoka, Leo Chan (a previous Jack Petchey Winner) as Leo moved to University last summer. 

George has worked hard to improve his breakfalls in order to become the session's Uke, helping the instructor demonstrate the techniques to the other students. This is a big step for a student who has been training for less than 4 years. 

In the last few months he has come on in leaps and bounds, bringing a new enthusiasm to the class. When not acting as a Uke, he trains hard and puts 100% into his fighting practice. Throughout his training he demonstrates that enjoying what you do is one of the most important motivators in perfectig a technique. He is willing to take on any technique and will happily train or fight with any student. He is a good role model and an exemplary student. 

George has decide to combine his passion for reading with Judo and use the award to go towards the cost of purchasing a judo book for all students which provides a guide to basic throws and holds written in a simple style ideal for young and old, and suitable for those with reading difficulties. He feels this will inspire students to strive to develop their judo and instil an interest in reading.