Jack Petchey Awards

Introduction

Ickenham Cricket Club is pleased to have been accepted into the Jack Petchey Gold Award Scheme.

Since 2009, we have been running this scheme that recognises individual achievement by presenting awards to our members between the ages of 11 and 25 and by making monetary donations to the Club. Achievement does not necessarily have to be cricket related or even take place within the Club. So awards are not necessarily presented for the best cricketing performance although exceptional feats may be honoured. Instead, awards are based on recognising achievement in terms of:

  • sportsmanship

  • exceptional/noteworthy cricketing feats

  • overcoming adversity

  • participation, endeavour, and/or improvement

  • good citizenship

  • outstanding behaviour, attitude or actions

  • actively engaged in charitable activities, etc.

How does the Scheme work?

Each year nine monthly awards are presented. Any Club member can nominate another member (aged between 11 and 25) by completing the nomination form available in the clubhouse. Online nominations will become available in the near future.

Each award is matched by a £200 donation to the Club from the Jack Petchey Foundation. Each winner chooses what the monthly donation should be spent on from a catalogue that includes:

  • cricket kit and equipment for the Club

  • Club facilities

  • cricket courses for youngsters

  • motivational events

How Are Awards Presented?

Awards are presented on a regular monthly basis usually at a Friday night colts training session or, for seniors, prior to the next home fixture. Winners receive a certificate and a cheque payable to Ickenham Cricket Club. All award winners will be presented with a commemorative medallion at the annual colts' presentations.

Additionally, every year the Club nominates and selects an adult who has contributed most towards young people within the Club. They also receive a commemorative medallion and Leader's Award certificate.

 

A member can receive only one award, so please do not nominate any winners from previous seasons.

The Jack Petchey Foundation

Established in 1999, The Jack Petchey Foundation gives grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11-25. The Foundation is eager to help young people take advantage of opportunities and play a full part in society. The major focus is the Achievement Award Scheme. The Foundation focuses on London and Essex. Since it has been established the Foundation has awarded grants totalling over £85 million.

For more information visit the Jack Petchey Foundation website.

For more information, or to make a nomination, contact Mary Coll at [number/email].

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