Jack Petchey awards recognise young sports stars

PUBLISHED: 12:01 24 January 2016

Jack Petchey Achievements Awards at Redbridge Sports and Leisure

Jack Petchey Achievements Awards at Redbridge Sports and Leisure

Jack Petchey

Sporty youngsters have been recognised for their commitment at an awards evening.

Redbridge Sports and Leisure Centre, Forest Road, Barkingside held a special ceremony celebrating the achivements of 27 children.

The centre is participating in the Jack Petchey Achievement Awards Scheme, which provides more than £20million each year to support schools, sports clubs and other organisations who work with young people aged between 11 and 25.

The presentation evening at the centre last week was organised by business development manager Matt Reynolds.

Awards were presented by Redbridge Sports and Leisure’s deputy chairman John Fortescue.

During their speeches, the pair gave an insight into the Jack Petchey Foundation and the centre, nd spoke of how the achievement awards scheme continues to grow as well as how fantastic it is to see children in Redbridge having a positive impact within the local community.

RSL’s Lions Gymnastics Club gave a brilliant display of their skills at the start of the award ceremony’s evening. The display was organised by Beth Lion, gymnastics development officer and head coach.

The 2015 winners were:

Badminton: Dilan Parmar & Varsha Sethuramen

Boxing : Mia Fishbaun

Netball: Malathy Nithiyananthan, Kiran Patel and Keira Boual

Squash: Alfie Breese, Jake Waghela and Holly White

Tennis: Taymur Asif, Alex Diamond, Sam Ireland, Ben Ireland, Keerath Virdee, Harry Shinnett,

Atamas Politov and Ivaylo Politov

Gymnastics: Lola Lester, Alia Zaloum, Grace Seach, Tae Worrow Ford, Paige Levy, Jessica Demirdjian, Sharee Davis, Rhianna Leigh Clarke and Connie Portman

Football: Arber Kamberi and Arjun Sharma.

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