Posted by Sue Seagroatt
Coach Claudio Palumbo presented two long overdue Jack Petchey Awards on the poolside this month. The awards should have happened at our summer party in July, but both winners were abroad.
The winner of the Jack Petchey Award for March 2017 is Samir Garnie.
Samir joined the club just over 2 years ago. He has represented us twice in the London Youth Games, is rarely absent from training and is a fast swimmer. He constantly applies himself to improving and is a dependable team member and role model for the younger members.
The winner of the Jack Petchey Award for June 2017 is Adam Maidment.
Adam has been with the club for many years. In April, when we were unexpectedly without both of our coaches, Adam stepped up to coach the advanced group. Since then, he has helped coach every week. He has an excellent attitude towards the younger children and commands their respect.
Adam is keen to learn and would like to do a water polo coaching course. His initiative and willingness are admirable.
Now that Adam is 18 and outgrown training with the club, he is staying on as a volunteer coach to gain skills, that will serve him well in his aspiration to be a teacher in the future.
We are grateful to the Jack Petchey Foundation for their support.