The Jack Petchey Foundation was established by the successful East London entrepreneur, Jack Petchey, in 1999. It is now among the largest and most influential London charitable foundations. It gives grants on projects and programmes that benefit 11-25 year olds. The Foundation is eager to help young people take advantage of opportunities and play a full part in society.  
The club is on the 'Bronze Award' with three awards presented every year. Winners are voted for by the students. The award is for students aged between 11 and 25 in recognition of achieving the three E's:- 
Effort; What you put into the club through training and support
Endeavour; Working through difficulties, striving to achieve your goal
Exceptional achievement; This is about the outcome of the other two Es.
The winners receive a certificate from the Foundation and a Cheque to be spent on the club or other students. At the Annual Awards ceremony in November, a formal presentation of a special boxed medallion will be made to the year’s winners.
Previous years winners can be found on the 'Previous Award Winners' Page under Jack Petchey Awards. 

Jack Petchey Achievement Award Winner - Spring 2023 - Harrison Gerrard

Harrison Gerrard
Harrison has been with the club for nearly 4 years. Over the last year he has greatly improved in both his knowledge and execution of the techniques taught.
Initially not a confident fighter, however as his confidence has grown over the last year, so has his shiai (fighting). He is a regular attendee at the Saturday sessions where he works hard at his training while also finding time to help others.
He is also willing to take part in shiai against higher and more experienced opponents in order to improve his style. A valuable and solid member of the class.

The money has been spent on paying for the advertising and  pitch for this year's Biggin Hill Carnival. The club has been a feature of the event since 1998 and is where we generate many new members from the public who watch the display and then take part in some basic techniques with members of the display team. 


Jack Petchey Achievement Award Winner - Summer 2023 - Lucas Mitchell


Lucas Mitchell
Lucas has been a member of the club since August 2017 and has always been keen to take part in competitions as well as be a part of the display team.
As a result of his keenness to take part in the fighting element of the sport he has won the club's "Competitor of the year" a total of three times; in 2018, 2019 and 2022.
This award is based on the number of Gold, Silver and Bronze positions gained in competitions over the year. Gold gaining 4 points, Silver 3, Bronze 2 and 1 point for taking part but not medaling.
As a result of his hard work and dedication he was selected for the Kent Judo Team to take part in the Southern Area Intercounty Team Championships. He fought in the under 42kg category and won Gold. This is a tremendous result for a student of his age and is a just reward for his hard work.
He is also taking part in the London Youth Games on June 17 where he is fighting on the Bromley Borough Team. 
The money  has been spent on paying for the club's summer BBQ. As it had been since 'pre Covid' that the club had run its usual summer BBQ it was felt this was the best way of getting the club all together in a friendly environment. A good time had by all.  


Jack Petchey Achievement Award Winner - Autumn 2023 - Henry Gerrard 


Henry Gerrard  
Henry has been with the club for the last three years. He had recently sustained a fracture injury away from the club which meant he has had quite a break from training. This was the second similar mishap in recent months.
However he has come back having and has really applied himself to the sport. In a short time he has made up for the lost time both in covering many techniques but also his shiai (fighting) has improved making him a formidable opponent among his contemporaries.
Always attentive and gives 100% effort to the session.
It has been decided to spend the money on the Club's awards night where the achievements of the club are celebrated and a number of awards are given out with the trophies having the winner's name engraved on it.