Jack Petchey


Established in 1999, the Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme, recognises outstanding young people between the ages of 11-25 throughout London and Essex.

Their Achievements Awards scheme is a reward and recognition initiative which enables schools and youth organisations, such as Runnymede Swimming Club, to celebrate the achievements of their young people as well as receive additional funding.

In the past, swimmers have voted to use the funds to purchase new equipment for the club, such as a new PA system, lane ropes, etc., or have team building days out, such as Bowling, Trampolining, Cinema days, etc.

How does it work?

1. Members of the club select a young person to receive an Achievement Award each month.

2. The nomination and selection processes are led by the swimmers.

3. When a winner is selected they are publicly congratulated for their achievement and receive:

  • A framed certificate and badge
  • Membership of the JPF Achievers community
  • £250 to be spent on a something of their choice that will benefit the club (for example, a piece of equipment, a day out for the team, a specialist trainer to come in give a session).

4. Award winners are further recognised by attending one of the annual Jack Petchey celebration events where they are congratulated on stage in front of friends and family.

5. Runnymede SC has appointed a ‘coordinator’, Julie Cleaver, who is responsible for the internal management and overseeing of the scheme at the club.  To contact the coordinator, please email: socialsec@runnymedeswimmingclub.com

How to vote?

There is a voting box in the club room, or you can email socialsec@runnymedeswimmingclub.com or use the form below.


Wish List

If you would like to put forward some ideas for how the award funding is spent at the club, please fill in one of the Wish List Suggestion Forms in the clubroom. Alternatively, you can email socialsec@runnymedeswimmingclub.com with your ideas.

Previous winners:

2018:
Alyssa Cooper
Francesca Goddard
Francesca Jones
Hayley Cooper
Marco Burzotto
Mia Petchey

2017:
Ben Read
Bronte O’Dea
Chris Hawkins
Emily Falkus
Freya Seymour
Madeleine Allingham
Robert Boorman
Taylor Sparkes
William Neal

2016:
Emily Comber
Emily Gannon
Grace Hawkes
Holly Tyler
James Wells
Kasey Wilkinson
Katie Evans
Robyn Quince
Siobhan Foley-Wright

2015:
Ben Davis
Billy Gibbons
Chandler Wilson
Chloe Rose
George Lewis
Grace Goodall
James Wright
Pratham Shetty

2014:
Alex Williams
Charles Culwick
Krishna Mistry
Magdalena Thacker
Maisie Hampton
Matthew Moore
Olivia Prophet
Sophie Hall
Stephane Rouyer-Brown

2013:
Alex Hill
Byron Wood
Charlotte Ryan
Dina Day
Ellie Mitchell
Felicia Cantone
Joshua Wood
Josh Falkus
Riley Bott

2012:
Albert Wilks
Bethany Haste
Eva Power
Joshua Cooper
Katy Howard
Luke Goodall
Owen McLaughlin
Sophie Haywood

2011:
Bryce O’Dea
Callum Hodgson
Francesca Roast
James Hartland
Jessica Lacey
Lucy King
Mollie Garrard
Olivia Sutcliffe
Scott Cleaver

2010:
Anthony Fletcher
Chris Pagan
Christian Gray
Connor Overbury
George Knight
Hannah Shean
Henry Wood
Sarah Ellis
Sara Samogyi