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October 2023 Jack Petchey Achievement Award Winners.

  • Ava Gargett (Regional Performance)

  • Oisin Sellens-Flack (County Age

  • Coach Dhaval Gajre

Read citations here












The Jack Petchey Achievement Winners receiving their award at Hackney Town Hall October 2023.












Clockwise from top: Zac Pankhurst, Eilidh Macleod, Klara Sundsbo, Regina Morbert, Gracie-May Werge

and Penelope Barnett at the Jack Petchey Award Event.

April 2023 Jack Petchey Achievement Award Winners.

  • Eilidh Macleod (Performance Potential)

  • Isla Roberts (National Performance)

  • Klara Sundsbo (Performance Potential)

  • Madison Taylor (Coach)

  • Luc Tisne (Competition Age)

  • Zak Pankhurst (Fitness Advanced)

Read citations here

Did you know that the Jack Petchey Achievement winners have contributed their funds to benefit most swimmers? 

  • squad socials; laser tag (Coach Madison), ice skating (Eilidh McLeod and Klara Sundsbo)

  • underwater GoPro camera (Ivy Hernandez-Taylor and Thomas Roberts)

  • tempo timers (Molly Hoyle)

  • bungee cords (Kai Ogden)

  • club flags (Penelope Barnett)

  • membership pop up banner (Louis McLachlan)

  • goggles for their squad (Gracie-May Werge and Zac Pankhurst)

  • spot prizes for club galas (Regina Morbert, Luc Tisne and Gracie-May Werge) 

  • swimsuits for NP squad (Isla Roberts)

What is the Jack Petchey Award Scheme?
The Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme is the flagship programme of the Jack Petchey Foundation and it currently operates across 1,800 different schools, groups and organisations within London and Essex.

The Achievement Award Scheme aims to enable schools, colleges and youth organisations to recognise, reward and celebrate the achievements of their young people.

Achievement Awards are designed to recognise a wide range of achievements. It is not just about being clever, or gifted, but about putting the effort in and doing your best. The success of the award scheme arises from empowering young people to nominate their peers and select the Achievement Award winner. The award winner also chooses how their award money is to be spent

How does the Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme work?

The Jack Petchey Achievement Awards are not solely for athletic achievement — they may be used to recognise a personal triumph for someone who has faced a challenge, a young person who has pushed themselves outside their comfort zone

or it may be an opportunity to recognise the outstanding efforts of a team player. In other words it is not about being the best, fastest, most successful swimmer but about doing your best.


Each award constitutes a gift of £300 and the winner can decide what to spend the money on. However the award money must be used for the benefit of a group of young people, not an individual (the winner does not receive a cash payment for personal items). 


A Jack Petchey Award coordinator will work together with the winner(s) to create a ‘wish list’ of items — this can include equipment, activities, trips out, hiring a specialist worker, a celebration event, training courses etc.

However it’s ultimately the award winner only who decides how the £300 is spent.

Who can be nominated?

Nominees must be aged 11–25 and have not previously received the award before within HAC.


When are the winners announced?

6 Winners will be announced in April and 3 further winners in October.

For more information

Please contact the Jack Petchey Award Coordinator here if you have any questions or suggestions. 

For more information on the Jack Petchey Foundation please click here

Nominate Here
Jack Petchey Achievement Award 

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