Jack Petchey Awards

What is The Jack Petchey Foundation?

The Jack Petchey Foundation, established in 1999, gives grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11 to 25.  The Foundation is eager to help young people take advantage of opportunities and play their full part in society.

Grants are given through different programmes including: Achievement Award Scheme, Leader Award Scheme, Projects Grants and Sponsorship.

Grants of over £20 million have been given since the Foundation was established in 1999 and the Foundation continues to expand rapidly.

For more information, visit the Jack Petchey Foundation site at www.jackpetcheyfoundation.org.uk

Stoke Newington CC and The Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme

Each year, six nominees aged from 11 to 25 are to be rewarded for their efforts and achievements and will receive a framed certificate, an invite to a Central London venue to collect a gold medal and £200 to be spent on equipment for the club decided by them.

Anyone wanting more details, please don't hesitate to speak to the Jack Petchey Coordinator, Miguel Graham, either directly or via the Contact Us section of this site.

Recent Jack Petchey Achievement Award Winners

June 2017 - Jude Horspool (U14s)

Jude is a great team member and always has a smile on his face. He takes important wickets and has the rare knack of taking them just when the team needs them.  Jude has been a joy to play with all season long - a multi-dimensional cricketer who never ceases to amaze and entertain us when he bats, bowls and fields!

Jude has chosen to spend his award on training equipment for the U15s' winter training programme, specifically practice balls and medicine balls for strength and conditioning. 

June 2017 - Theo Bannister (U13s)

Our best batter for the U13As and scored a great 64 against North Middlesex just when the team needed needed him , A Stokey die-hard who also sets a real example with his fantastic catching and wicketkeeping and his commitment in training.
Theo is a key member of our U14s indoor squad who were County champions last winter and have been invited to compete in next winter's National U15s indoor finals provisionally scheduled for 6/7 January 2018.  This will require extensive travel and an overnight stay and the £250 award will be put towards the transport and accommodation costs of the entire ten-strong squad.

June 2017 - Ted Walker (U13s)

Last winter Ted worked extremely hard on his all-round game and the rewards came in the summer.  Ted established himself as a key member of our U13s squad, both as a genuinely quick bowler and as a powerful top-order batter.  His hard-hitting 92 in a T20 against Hornsey brought the crowd to its feet!  Ted is much appreciated by his teammates  and always plays with a huge smile on his face.

Like Theo Bannister, Ted will also be competing in next winter's National U15s indoor finalsand his award will be put towards the transport and accommodation costs of the entire ten-strong squad.

June 2017 - James Grinham (U12s)

James led from the front for both club and borough last summer and his positivity and encouragement to younger teammates was been hugely appreciated.  He set the standard in the field, taking some great catches, bowled consistently and scored runs when needed. James has invested his £250 award in training kit for U13s winter training.

November 2016 - Huzaifa Hafesji (1st XI & U17s)

Last year our 1st XI were enjoying their second season in Middlesex Championship, pushing for back to back promotions. Mid-season they had the chance to call up some of the club's youth prospects, mainly from the U17 squad. 

‘Hussy’ was always on the managements radar and he had been asked to play previously but he had to concentrate on his studies. Thankfully this was not the case post-June.  He settled into the middle order as if he'd always been there, with a string of important and very mature innings, ending the year with an average in the early 40’s.  More than that, he has shown excellent team spirit, maturity and an eagerness to learn from the more mature players in the squad. The first team could do with more of the same from the 16 year old in the coming seasons.  Some of his cover drives are things of beauty!
Huzaifa has chosen to spend his award on new bats for the 1st XI kitbag.
November 2016 - Max Scott-Warner (U12s)
Max has been nominated by his teammates because of his commitment and enthusiasm (he always goes to training even when his close friends don't).  He trains well with the older boys in his training group because he knows that by doing this he will improve his cricket.   As a result, Max's cricket has come on in leaps and bounds this winter and he's already looking forward to a successful summer in 2017.  Max has chosen to spend his award on a mini-bowling machine for his U13s teammates to practice with at their Friday evening training sessions.

June 2016 - Sarafat Ali (2nd XI)
Sarafat Ali has been at Stoke Newington CC for four years.  Currently he is on field captain, at 21, for the 2nds in the Middlesex Championship.  He selects the team, arranges group chats on social media and has built a happy and very useful cricket side.  Previously in 2013, he captained the First team to win the Northeast London Cricket League aged only 17.  He is friendly and respectful and a huge help rounding up teammates in the case of last-minute dropouts.
Sarafat has chosen to spend his award on batting pads and gloves for the 2nd XI kitbag.

June 2016 - Vicky Burt (2nd XI)
Vicky has been with the club for just two years and within that time has made herself a vital member of both the 2nd XI team and management.  She coordinates the 2nd team, organising the match day set up, teas  and collecting subs as well as being a vital member of the team with her spin bowling and enthusiasm. She joins the senior management meetings and is a vital cog in the working of the senior teams.
Vicky has chosen to spend her £250 award on new helmets and wicketkeeping gear for the 2nd XI kitbag.
June 2016 - Alfie Kingsley-Smith (U15s)
Alfie has been a mainstay of his age group's team for a number of years now. He has never failed to give 100% on the field while always encouraging his team mates to do more and go further - in the most positive way. In 2016, Alfie has demonstrated a never say die attitude which has helped inspire the team. In one cup match he defied darkness to hit 16 runs from the last over and seal victory. Alfie is a very popular member of the team and a joy to manage.
Alfie has chosen to spend his £250 award on new match balls for his teams (the U15s, U17s and Saturday 2nd XI).
June 2016 - George Neyhus (U13s)
George’s teammates in the U13Bs have nominated him for “being reliable, enthusiastic, encouraging and always up for it” – in other words, a typical Stokey cricketer!  George has chosen to spend his £250 award on match balls for his U13B and U14 teams.

November 2015 - Scott Doody (1st XI)

Scott Doody (aged 24) is not only our 1st XI captain and opening batsman who has led Stoke Newington to our first Middlesex Championship title. He also led our U21s to winning the Shield in the Middlessex Development League - a double winner!  More importantly he has taken responsibility for team selection, helped coach and supported the manager in a huge array of tasks in a first long and arduous season.  With the planned improvements at the North Marsh in mind, both Scott and his opening partner, Robert Chadwick (also a November award winner),would like their £200 awards to contribute to providing sightscreens there.
November 2015 - Robert Chadwick (1st XI)
The other half of the 1st XI's opening pair.  Won both titles as did Scott.  However Robert was the light relief.  When things were tough he always had a cheeky but relevant way of breaking up the tension. His support of Scott and knowledge of the game are immeasurable.
He is also our Statto, collating scores and averages (very important to batsmen) and writing witty match reports that have the team and all who read them in fits of laughter.
A journalistic career awaits!
June 2015 - Junaid Mulla (2nd XI)
Junaid has had a connection with SNCC going back a good few years, but in recent years his cricket has had to take a back seat to other aspects of his life.  During that time he was able to watch his younger brother become a key member of one of, if not the, most successful of the club's age level teams.  Encouraged to return to the club, now at adult level, Junaid has understood that the time away has affected his skills and abilities, but he has worked hard to re-discover what was a good talent, and done so with dedication, considered thought, humour and a great, balanced approach to playing the game now - play to enjoy yourself, and that is achieved by doing your very best for both yourself and your team mates.  Junaid is putting his £200 award towards new sightscreens at the North Marsh.
June 2015 - Khairo White (U12s)
Khairo only joined SNCC at the start of this summer, but has quickly settled in and won the confidence and respect of his U12B team-mates.  Khairo is a very consistent top-order batter with signature off- and on-drives who scored what his colleagues describe as "an amazing century" in a 20-over match against Finchley.  Team-mates also rate his "inspiring captaincy".  Khairo's success with the bat led to him being called up for the East London Boroughs U12s team which has just won the Middlesex Borough Championships.
Khairo would like to spend his award on practice balls for this winter's indoor nets when he will be training hard to cement his place in next summer's U13A team.
June 2015 - Archie Parnum (U11As)
The U11As and U12Bs who nominated Archie were quick to mention his passion for the game and how he always give it his all and encourage his team-mates.  They describe him as "a great player to have in any team".  After lots of hard work at winter nets, Archie's left-arm quick bowling (in the style of Mitchell Johnson) has earned him a haul of wickets, most notably five wickets for six runs (including a hat-trick!) in a league match against North London Muslims.
Before heading off to practice his "mystery slower ball" in the nets, Archie asked for his award to fund more practice balls for the squad.

November 2014 - Tom Vimpany (U13s)

Tom has been nominated by his U13s teammates who have appreciated his hard work in training this winter.  Although Tom only joined the club last season, he has rapidly become a very popular and respected "team man".  He is a hard-hitting middle-order batter, as well as a medium-fast bowler who bowls a "heavy" ball and his teammates are looking forward to Tom making a real contribution next summer.

Tom has chosen to spend his award on cricket balls for the U13 squad to use in nets this winter.

November 2014 - Imaad Siddiqui (U13s)

Imaad is a talented off-spin bowler who has shown a real determination to work on his bowling this winter.  Imaad's teammates and coaches have always enjoyed his all-round good humour and flamboyant approach to batting, but have been greatly impressed by his renewed focus in training.  This hard work has helped bring greater consistency to his big-spinning off-breaks which bodes well for next summer.

Imaad has chosen to spend his award on training kit for the U13s winter nets.

June 2014 - Adam Gordon Boyle (U11s)

Adam has been nominated by fellow members of the U11A squad for showing huge commitment to both the Middlesex Cup-winning indoor team and the outdoor team.  In both teams Adam has won the admiration of his teammates not only for his excellent spin bowling, but his unfailing support of the team.  Adam has regularly attended winter training and has always been willing to play matches during the busy summer season.  He is attentive and focused during coaching sessions and has shown an exemplary attitude throughout the year.  He is a worthy recipient of this nomination.

Adam has chosen to spend his award on training equipment for the squad (including a katchet ramp and fusion multi-stump) as well as an additional helmet for the team kitbag.

June 2014 - Alice Lindsey (U14 Girls)

Alice is a very committed and popular member of the club's girls squad.  She always attends practices and is keen to learn whilst encouraging other members of the squad.  Alice's bowling and batting are very consistent, but she never insists that she opens the bowling and will always suggest that other girls bat before her when she is captain.  Always polite, with a positive and warm attitude towards the game, Alice makes a wonderful role model for the younger girls.

Alice has chosen to spend the award on a portable scoreboard and boundary flags.

Aman Singh (U13s)

Aman's dedication at winter training has really paid off in his consistent performances this summer.  As a result of his hard work, Aman has progressed from being a third-change seamer to opening the bowling for our U13As.  Combining this with his dynamic middle-order batting and athletic fielding shows why Aman is so valued by his teammates and also by his coaches, who have promoted Aman to play up an age group for our U15 league team.

Aman has chosen to spend his award on hardball kit for the U13s and U15s winter nets.

Elliot Dixon (U15s)

The 2013-14 season has been an up and down one for Elliot.  He was highlighted by his coaches at the very beginning of autumn training as being the key spin bowler in the side (because of his control allied to his wicket-taking ability), with batting skills bringing him close to genuine all-rounder status.  As such, much was expected of him, including good progress in developing his own skillsets.  Unfortunately, this didn't materialise and, in fact, there were subsequently questions raised about his temperament and focus during training - he was going through a difficult time in his cricketing life.  Since then, however, starting with contributions in the indoor league, he has tackled his issues head-on and reasserted himself and his place in the squad and team.  Throughout all this, he never lost the support of his teammates and he repaid them in full, now being a very active and participating team player - a real credit to himself and them.

Elliot has chosen to spend the award on various items of specialist fielding equipment (including spring-up ball catching nets and flexi-stumps), plus practice hard balls for net sessions.