The Jack Petchey award scheme is very popular and widely used. Over 1000 schools and clubs run the scheme. Over £2 million is allocated to this scheme every year. Participating clubs select 1 young person (age 11-25) to receive an achievement award which is now bi-monthly. The winner receives a framed certificate and sum of money (in our case, £200) to be spent according to the recipient's choice. The money must be spent on the club, not the individual. Examples of purchases include new tracksuits for team members, new equipment for the club, or any item that the recipient feels will benefit the club.As an example the latest winnings were used to pay for the Club YA Christmas Party in December 2011.
2012 Individual Winner (s)
March Sophie Parker (see photo)
June Florence Ham and Will Morris
September Mark Cunningham
December Sean White
2011 Individual Winner (s)
January - Ben Boxer
March Rufus Kent
May Olive Curran
July George Groom
September Luke Murphy
November Chris Birkinshaw
2010 Individual Winner (s)
January - Annabelle Lee
March - Wil Martin ( see photo)
May - Liam Thompson
September - Luke Vincent
November - Tom Butler
We have received a cheque for £800 for this year which is great. The most recent grants were used for beanie hats and the christmas party.
2009 Leader Award
2009 Individual Winners
November - Phillipa Horton
October - Bethany Carter
May - Tom Vince
April - Chloe Horne
March - Charlotte Michael
January - Gaia Caciello
Full details of the individual achievements of these winners can be found in the corresponding quarters Club Magaizine
2008 Leader Award
Jim Neville - for obvious reasons
Ellie Holland aged 12 is the seventh Jack Petchey award winner. Ellie was nominated for the award by club coach Steve Harris who has recognized her commitment to the club this season. Ellie has competed in the EYAL league this summer, scoring vital points for the club in the throwing events as well as trying her hand in the short sprints. Ellie finished 3rd in the 2008 U13 girls shot putt in the Herts county champs despite being relatively new to the event. With a good winters training Ellie should do well in the upcoming indoor season. Well done Ellie!
Hetty Rudman aged 11 is the July recipient of the Jack Petchey award. Hetty has had a very successful 2008 track season, recently finishing 3rd in the Herts county pentathlon championships and fourth in the county long jump. Hetty also won the 100m and LJ at the London Youth Games with a new 100m PB time. Hetty has also competed for the club over cross country and road races during the winter. She has been one of the most consistent athletes in her age group and trains very hard under coach Jim Neville. Well done Hetty, we wish you further success with your athletics.
Alex Horton has used his £300 to purchase new cross country equipment for the club
Alex Horton aged 21 is the June recipient of the Jack Petchey award. Alex has been a member of the club for probably more years than he would care to remember. Indeed, many of Jim Neville's famous stories begin ' I remember when young Alex Horton……' A popular chap, we didn't actually hear him speak until he was 17, but it was worth the wait! Now flying the flag as Notts Uni cross country captain, Alex has competed for both Barnet and his university over the past few years. His dedication to training has given some impressive results, particularly at the recent Guernsey Easter Runs. Well done Alex!
Jack Morris spent his award on sprinting equipment for the club
Jack Morris aged 15 is the fourth recipient of the Jack Petchey award. Jack has been chosen for the award due to his positive attitude to both training and racing. Jack competed in all of the NWLL cross country races as well as the Southern and National cross country, one of only a handful of young athletes who made the long trip to Alton Towers. On the track, Jack has competed over the 100m this year and plans on racing the 400m too. Chi Kin Tsang who recently took Jack for a speed session at Lea Valley described Jack as a 'quick learner and very hard worker'. Well done Jack!
Lydia Herridge aged 11 is the March recipient of the Jack Petchey award. Lydia has been training under Coach Jim Neville for a couple of years and currently competes in the under 11 age group. Lydia has posted some very good results in the 2007/2008 cross country season, including top 5 placings in the NWLL and finishing 12th in the recent county XC championships. Lydia has also competed on the track for the club and 2008 should see a number of new PB's. Lydia was nominated for the award due to her excellent attitude to training and her determination to improve with each race. [Left: club t-shirts bought with Lydia's grant]
Ben Smith aged 17 was the second recipient of the Jack Petchey award. Ben has been a member of Barnet for a number of years and has been one of the most consistent trainers. He has competed for the club in XC, track and road races, recently making the step up to compete for the senior mens team. During a time period when most youngsters give up athletics to pursue other interests, Ben has remained a committed and enthusiastic member of the team. Ben is soon to receive the £600 grant which he can use to purchase equipment for the club of his choice. Well done Ben
Hannah Sheridan, 17, from East Barnet was the first recipient of the Jack Petchey award for Barnet & District Athletic Club. Hannah became a member of the club 4 years ago and has competed for the club in track & field, cross-country and road races. Hannah was nominated for her commitment to the club, continued improvement and her willingness to encourage and help coach the younger athletes. Hannah has recently completed her coaching level 1 award. As the first recipient, Hannah recived a framed certificate and a cheque for £600 to spend on items which will benefit the club. [Left: club jackets bought with Hannah's grant]
Katherine March Jack Petchey Scheme co-ordinator