The Jack Petchey Achievement Awards Roll of Honour

Originally selected to receive Achievement awards from the Jack Petchey Foundation in 2007 the club is grateful for the Foundation's continuing support in 2014.
Under the Silver Scheme the Foundation makes six awards of 200 each.  During the year the nominated "Achievers" decide themselves how they would like the club to make use of their own individual awards.


 

      Sophie O'Malley               July 2014

 

Sophie has been a member of the club for many years but just recently has had a confidence boost, and after a last-minute entry for our inter-club competition scored the highest on vault with an excellent layout, achieving overall joint gold position in the 12 and over category.

She is still deciding how to best use her award to benefit the club.

Our thanks go to the Jack Petchey Foundation for their generous support.

 


Other achievers

 

 

    Hannah Fruin                 June 2014

 

Hannah was formerly training just one hour per week, and since joining our club has improved considerably.

At the recent inter-club competition she performed an excellent floor routine with minimal errors, gaining the highest score on the piece.  Combining this with a good vault, she achieved joint gold position, which was a great result for her.

Hannah is still deciding how to best use her award to benefit the club.

 


Other achievers

 

 

                                      April 2014

 

    Awaiting presentation                                   

 


Other achievers

 

 

                                    February 2014

 

    Awaiting presentation                                    

 

Other achievers

 


2013 Awards Ceremony

  All of the year's Achiever Award winners were presented with their commemorative medallions at the end of the Club Championships at the Walnuts Leisure Centre on 7th December.

       As well as the six Achiever's awards, a Young Leader's award was presented to Jordan Doyle for the hard work she has done coaching our elite squad groups.

Jordan has been Club Champion several times, and was a prolific trophy winner until she retired from competing.

The winners shown (from left to right) are:
Jordan, Arianna, Lily, Alex, Ella, Caitlin & Ciera.



 

        Lily Bales                 November 2013

 

Lily is part of our senior recreational squad, and is a hard worker who is still showing lots of potential.

She has recently learnt her round off flick which for a recreational gymnast is a fantastic achievement.

Lily has used her award to help us complete the purchase of a new landing mat.

 


Other achievers

 

 

  Arianna Cobham             October 2013

 

Arianna has been developing and perfecting her skills, and recently achieved the highest score for the Beam apparatus at her last regional competition, where she also took the silver medal in the overall placings.

Arianna is continuing to work hard in the gym to improve even further, and is very deserving of this award.

She has used her award to help us buy a much neded new landing mat.

 


Other achievers

 

 

      Caitlin Chick                 July 2013

 

Caitlin has recently achieved level 2 in elite testing for the first time.  She is always looking for ways of improving and works extremely hard in the gym.

Her hard work recently paid off when she achieved a 5th placing at the London Region Level 5 competition.

Caitlin has used her award to buy a large quantity of chalk for the bars to help protect the hands of all gymnasts, enabling them to perform moves smoothly without slipping.

 


Other achievers

 

 

        Alex Shaw                   June 2013

 

Alex has recently been moved up a group in the gym.
She is a very keen and supportive gymnast, and has been working hard to improve further.

In the June Interclub competition Alex acheived Gold medal position.

She has used her award to complete the purchase of the new matting for dismounts from beam.

 


Other achievers

 

 

   Ella Richmond                 April 2013

 

Ella has recently achieved level 2 in elite squad testing for the first time.   Her skills are continuing to improve and she is developing at a rapid pace.

She is always looking of ways of improving and works extremely hard in the gym.

Ella decided to use her award to help buy new landing matting for dismounts from beam.

 


Other achievers

 

 

      Ciera Taylor                 March 2013

 

Ciera has twice been a recreational Club Champion, but still continues to improve her gymnastics through hard work and extra training.

She has recently started to assist with coaching, and has been involved with the choreography of routines for our forthcoming display show.

Ciera's award was used for a new mini trampette-springboard to assist with the development of the girls' vaults.

 


Other achievers

 

 

   Patrice Solomon          December 2012

 

Patrice started gymnastics at a later age than usual, but proved to be a strong and determined gymnast who quickly achieved new moves.

Her hard work was rewarded with a silver medal in the senior recreational group at our recent 2012 Club Championships.

Patrice is presently deciding how to use her award to benefit the club.

 


Other achievers

 

 

      Anna Lavelle                October 2012

 

Anna is a long-standing member of our Elite squad and an enthusiastic member of Orpington Display Team.  Her training has finally been rewarded by success.

She recently took the Gold medal for Beam in the London Gymnastics Autumn 4-piece Championships as well as gaining Silver for 2nd overall.

Anna is presently deciding how to best use her award.

 


Other achievers

 

 

 Rhiannon Hughes                July 2012

 

Rhiannon has shown enormous commitment to the club this year.
She is a valued member of our display team and took on the responsibility of creating the display team telephone tree in her own time outside the gym.

Her enthusiasm and willingness to try new moves in the gym is inspiring to many others.

Rhiannon wants to use her award to help the club complete the purchase of the mat for use under the bars.

 


Other achievers

 

 

      Verity Platt                   June 2012

 

Verity is a relatively new member of the club, but since transferring from another club has fitted in wonderfully at Orpington.

Her commitment to the club and enthusiasm for gymnastics has not gone unnoticed.  She has worked hard to learn the new display and is always striving to improve.

Verity has decided to use her award to help the club to purchase an additional mat for use under our second set of uneven bars.

 


Other achievers

 

 

    Bridget Reeve                 May 2012

 

Bridget has been a member of our gymnastic club for many years and is always fully committed to her role as assistant coach.

She gets on well with all the gymnasts, and has helped her gymnasts make noticeable improvements in their skills through her great coaching.

Bridget wants her award to be used to complete the purchase of an additional landing mat for the uneven bars.

 


Other achievers

 

 

     Millie Pearce             February 2012

 

Millie has excelled greatly in the past months and has been determined to conquer new moves in the gym.  Her success has improved her confidence inside and out of the gym, as well as setting a good example and inspiring other members of the club.

Millie was also given this award to mark her continued progress in every area of the sport during the past year.  She coaches a recreational group on a Saturdays and has impressed us all with her coaching skills.

Millie's award will go towards a mat for bars.

 


Other achievers

 

 

      April Mewse             December 2011

 

April has been one of the most determined gymnasts we have had in our recreational squad.  She has recently achieved new moves on the vault and this has improved her confidence in and out of the gym.

She is highly dedicated to the sport and is determined to keep on progressing.

April used her award to be used to buy the club a training springboard.

 


Other achievers

 

 

      Alicia Garett             November 2011

 

Alicia is the elite squad gymnast who at the Club Championships was nominated our 2011 Gymnast of the Year, and where she was also given this award to mark her continued progress in every area of the sport during the past year.

In her recent regional competition she won the gold medal for her performance on Beam scoring 13.1 which is an extremely high score.

Alicia decided to put her award towards replacing worn-out rails on the uneven bars.

 


Other achievers

 

 

 Millie McWilliams             June 2011

 

Previously Millie had a bad fall on bars breaking her elbow. She has since recovered from the fall and overcome her fear of bars, and can now complete her routine to a very high standard.

The motivation and commitment Millie has shown has helped her to improve on all apparatus over the last year.

Millie's award was used to provide an additional beam pad.

 


Other achievers

 

 

       Sophie Ash                   May 2011

 

Sophie has been a member of the club for a number of years and is a very competent recreational gymnnast, but seemed not to be able peform well in competition. She made a big effort at the last Club Championship event, and gained a well deserved gold medal.

She is now working towards achieving an unassisted backward walkover on beam.

Sophie's award was used to provide the club with a close fitting beam pad.

 


Other achievers

 

 

   Grace McGrand               April 2011

 

Grace is one of our elite gymnasts. At a recent competition in Heathrow, her floor music CD was damaged, and the backup copy didn't work, so she bravely decided to perform her routine using borrowed music.

Despite having to modify her routine to fit the music, and add extra moves at the end, she still managed to achieve an excellent score.

Grace decided to use her award for replacement springboard bolts.

 


Other achievers

 

 

   Philippa Howell           February 2011

 

Philippa was a gymnast in Shropshire who moved to Orpington a few years ago. She has settled in well and worked very hard to gain our level 2 Elite Cup and at the recent Club Championship competition.

Philippa also helps to train some of our up and coming junior gymnasts. 

She used her award to provide the club with more secure fixing points for the bars.

 


Other achievers

 

 

    Jessica Barrow           December 2010

 

Jessica is one of the club's senior recreational gymnasts who has worked very hard since she joined the club.

She has been a regular medal winner at our championship competitions, and is one of just a few of the club's gymnasts who has been able to achieve a back-away dismount from the asymmetric bars. 

Jessica opted to put her award towards the purchase of a new set of adjustable A-bars.

 


Other achievers

 

 

      Emily Skrine               August 2010

 

Emily is one of our senior Elite Squad gymnasts who has been a consistent achiever over several years.

She has represented us well in LGF competions at Novice and Club level, often being a medal winner. She also has BG coaching qualifications, and uses her experience to train some of the club's young recreational gymnasts.

Emily has decided to put her award into the clubs new asymmetric bars fund.

 


Other achievers

 

 

      Jenny Reeve                   June 2010

 

Jenny is a former OGC recreational gymnast who stayed at the club to coach when she decided to stop training.

She has been a very helpful and reliable volunteer, and her patience and experience have enabled her to succeed in drawing the best out of a number of gymnasts in her group.

Jenny used her award to enable the club to obtain a much needed new springboard.

 


Other achievers

 

 

    Rebecca Doyle                 May 2010

 

Rebecca is a long-standing member of the club's Elite Squad and a very enthusiatic gymnast who has always been willing to help others.

This year she has worked extremely hard helping prepare for the display routine being perfomed by the International Gymnaestrada Team.

Rebecca decided to put her award towards buying an additional spingboard.

 


Other achievers

 

 

   Heather Lavelle             March 2010

 

Voting was split on who should receive the February award, so we decided to make a double award for February and March.

Amy Spencer and Heather Lavelle have jointly achieved great success in improving the performance of the gymnasts they coach on Saturdays.

They pooled their awards to buy additional general purpose matting for all groups to use.

 



Other achievers

 

 

     Amy Spencer             February 2010

 

Voting was split on who should receive the February award, so we decided to make a double award for February and March.

Amy Spencer and Heather Lavelle have jointly achieved great success in improving the performance of the gymnasts they coach on Saturdays.

They pooled their awards to buy additional general purpose matting for all groups to use.

 



Other achievers

 

 

     Leah Oldfield             November 2009

 

As well as being an active competitive gymnast, Leah is also a fully qualified BG Assistant Club Coach, and she trains a group of the club's younger recreational gymnasts.

She was nominated for the award for gaining a BG Club Judge qualification and for her confidence to work on vault towards achieving a Tsukahara.

Leah also decided to contribute her recent award to the club's new tumble run base fund.

 



Other achievers

 

 

    Lianne Taylor               October 2009

 

Lianne has been a very enthusiastic member ever since she joined the club as a recreational gymnast, always training hard to improve her skills.

After several attempts, she has been invited to join the elite squad, and it is for her tenacity and determination to succeed that she was nominated for the Jack Petchey award for October.

Lianne decided to contribute her recent award to the club's new tumble run base fund.

 



Other achievers

 

 

      Aine Wells                       May 2009

 

Aine has shown great improvement on bars, and now performs an excellent back-away, a plucky move not often achieved by recreational gymnasts.

She has been a great team-player, helping to coach and encourage others in her group, and also choreographed and developed the display routine which her group later performed in public at local school fetes.

Aine used her award to purchase banners for the club to use at displays and other events.

 




Other achievers

 

 

  Megan Tidmarsh               March 2009

 

Formerly in our Elite Squad, Megan stayed at the club to help coach the next generation of young gymnasts.

She has shown great commitment to the club, and has achieved a significant improvement in the skills of the group she has been training.

Megan chose to use her recent grant to purchase an additional mini mat that will be useful for all gymnasts working on developing their acrobatic skills.

 



Other achievers

 

 

  Gemma Gibbons             December 2008

 

This is the first year that Gemma has represented the club in regional events. She was nominated for the award having been twice elevated to the next level by LGF when first competing for the club in regional competitions, at both Novice and Club level, and she now competes at Regional level.

In the future Gemma may become a coach, and she wanted her award to be used to help to pay the course fees for club gymnasts currently training to be coaches.

 


Other achievers

 

 

 Rosie Beauchamp              October 2008

 

Rosie is one of our older recreational gymnasts, and this year she represented the Borough of Bromley in the London Youth Games.

She was nominated for the award having achieved one of the highest floor scores in the LYG general gymnastics competition.

Rosie performs well on the asymmetric bars, and decided to use her award to obtain a new top bar to replace one that had become worn.

 


Other achievers

 

 

      Jordan Doyle                   July 2008

 

Jordan received her award for her activities at Regional level both as a gymnast and as a judge.

She has represented the club as a Judge at every regional competition this year, and is currently our sole competitor at Regional level.

Jordan's award was supplemented by club funds to obtain one further landing mat for use under the bars.

 


Other achievers

 

 

        Amy Frost                       May 2008

 

The award scheduled for April was carried forward so that we could make a joint double award to Amy and Alyson Hutton. These two former competitive gymnasts received the award for their commitment to choreographing the club's 2008 public display routine, and teaching it to the rest of the display team. Amy and Alyson also continue to support the club through their coaching activities.

Their combined awards provided sufficient funds to purchase another mat suitable for use under either the asymmetric bars or high bar.

 


Other achievers

 

 

    Alyson Hutton                   April 2008

 

We decided to carry forward Alyson's award to May and make a joint double award to Alyson and Amy Frost for their commitment to choreographing the club's 2008 public display routine, and teaching it to the rest of the display team. Amy and Alyson also continue to support the club through their coaching activities.

Their combined awards provided sufficient funds to purchase another mat suitable for use under either the asymmetric bars or high bar.

 


Other achievers

 

 

    Sarah Bennett               February 2008

 

Since joining the club Sarah has been a very reliable member with an excellent attendance record, and as one of the older members of her recreational group has set a very good example to her fellow gymnasts. She was nominated for the award for her work devising routines for the group.

Sarah used her award to purchase two small mats useful for various different purposes.

 


Other achievers

 

 

   Nicola Spencer             November 2007

 

Nicola has been both a gymnast and a coach at the club, and has also recently qualified as a judge. She was responsible for re-introducing the club's newsletter, and it is for this as well as her work with the recreational under sevens group, that she was nominated for the award.

Nicola has chosen to use her award to obtain additional F.I.G. approved matting for the asymmetric bars.

 


Other achievers

 

 

   Heather Young                August 2007

 

Heather Young left the club at eleven, continuing gymnastics at school. She missed the atmosphere of the club and after two years asked to rejoin to improve her tumbling. The award was for perfecting her hand-spring, an elusive move for many gymnasts.

Heather wants to help other gymnasts improve their acrobatic skills, and will use her award to help buy a new purpose built tumble run.

 


Other achievers

 

 

  Rebekah Noakes                 May 2007

 

Rebekah Noakes was given the award in recognition of the fundraising activities she had already undertaken for the club, including a sponsored coast to coast walk that raised enough funds to provide the club with a much needed new trampette.

Rebekah decided to use her Jack Petchey award to purchase new matting for the single bar area.

 


Other achievers

 

 

The Jack Petchey Foundation Awards Scheme

Established in 1999, the Foundation gives grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11 - 25, and is eager to help young people take advantage of opportunities and play a full part in society.  Grants are given through different programmes including the Achievement and Leader Award Schemes, Projects Grants and Sponsorship. Starting in East London, the Foundation has now extended the programme to cover all London boroughs and Essex.

Early in 2007, OGC was approved to receive Achiever awards, and this was continued during 2008 and 2009.  We have also benefitted from two Leader awards and grants, to Dennis Marshall in February 2008 and David Monkhouse in December 2009.  Additionally we have received a project grant that helped us to participate in the "Blume Gran Canaria" international gymnastics festival.

For 2010, under their Silver Scheme, the Foundation is offering a 200 grant every two months for a nominated club member to decide how they would like the award to be used to benefit the club.

Recipients of Achiever awards are nominated by the club for a specific achievement, and are presented with a certificate, pin-badge and a grant that may be used to purchase something to further the aims of the club.  To receive an award it is not necessary to be the best gymnast in the club - what comes easily to one person may be a real achievement for another.  The awards are made to recognise individual effort, endeavour, success, and contribution to club life.

As well as receiving the certificate, pin-badge and a grant, each young person nominated for an Achiever Award will also be given a boxed medallion presented by the Foundation at an annual award ceremony.


Visit the Jack Petchey Foundation website
http://www.jackpetcheyfoundation.org.uk