Young Scullers Win Achievement Awards

Brenna Burphy and Freddie Hurford come first in new scheme


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Two young locals, Brenna Murphy and Freddie Hurford have become the first winners of the Tideway Scullers Jack Petchey Achievement Awards.

The new Tideway Scullers School Scheme will enable the club to recognise, reward and celebrate the achievements of young people.

Voted for by Tideway Scullers School’s Junior Coaches and Coordinators, Brenna was singled out of the Junior Women’s (JW) Group for “perseverance in training (her knee injury kept her from competing for over a year), helpfulness and inspirational attitude both within the JW group and to a wider audience in the whole club, her cheerful manner and immediate positive response to helping out.”

Freddie was recognised for “successfully stepping up from the recreational sculling group to the Junior Men’s racing squad, attending every session despite having to cycle from Hanwell for every outing even the early morning mid-winter ones and he has never been heard to complain!”

Rowena Clewlow Grants Officer, Jack Petchey Foundation said: “On behalf of Jack and the Foundation, our congratulations to Tideway Scullers’ first ever Jack Petchey Achievement Award winners.”

Brenna and Freddie were presented with their certificates by TSS Junior Co-ordinator Judith Behan at an award ceremony in the Club House on Saturday 20th April.

"I am very proud of Freddie and Brenna for their contribution to Tideway Scullers School Juniors, showing true leadership by example, and proving that if you think you can, you can, said Judith. “The core value of Jack Petchey himself."

Both won £200 for TSS and it is their job now to decide how best to spend the money to benefit the juniors.

The Achievement Awards are designed to acknowledge a wide range of achievements. The young people are told that is not just about being clever, or gifted, but about putting the effort in and doing your best.

Three juniors will be chosen each year to receive an Achievement Award.

The winners will be presented with:

•   A framed certificate
•   A Jack Petchey Young Achiever badge 
•   £200 to be spent on new equipment for Tideway Scullers School

The winners are able to choose how their award money will be spent (criteria set out by the Jack Petchey Foundation applies).


April 23, 2013

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