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)
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.
November 2015 - Scott Doody (1st XI)
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.