Jack Petchey Award winners recognised

On the 8th of December, our Player Registrar & Parent Liason Julie Williams and one of our players Lewis attended the Jack Petchey Foundation Clubs and Youth Organisations Celebration Event
at the Civic Suite, Wandsworth.

Julie was nominated for an ‘Outstanding Leaders Award’ for her contribution of encouraging and motivating young people in an exceptional way and Lewis an ‘Outstanding achiever’ award

Jack Petchey (Julie & Lewis Heritage 2)

They received their awards from Mark Richardson. Mark competed for Great Britain in the 1996 Summer Olympics (Atlanta) in the 4 x 400 metre relay and won the silver medal with his team mates Iwan Thomas, Jamie Baulch and Roger Black. This team set a UK record, 2:56.60, in the process.He then went on to compete in 1997 World Championships (Athens) and ran the anchor leg to win the silver medal. The 1997 World Championships silver medal was later converted into gold in 2010 after Antonio Pettigrew (USA team) admitted in 2008 he used performance-enhancing drugs.

“Without doubt, anyone who is fortunate enough to be nominated for a Jack Petchey Award should attend the event.”

Julie Williams

Jack Petchey (Julie)

After the event Julie went on to say “We both had a fabulous time.  We had a lot of fun clapping and cheering the other contestants as they won their prizes and during the interlude we had even more fun singing to the songs that were played, chair dancing to the beat (as Lewis called it) and practicing our poses for when we had to collect our awards.”
Without doubt, anyone who is fortunate enough to be nominated for a Jack Petchey Award should attend the event.

Jack Petchey (Lewis Heritage )

Well done to our award winners. We are very proud of you.
You can read more about the Jack Petchey Awards on our Awards page

 

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