The winner of the Club’s Jack Petchey Award for July 2019 is Dan Murphy.
Alongside Dan’s quiet and considerate character, he is well-disciplined and trains hard so it’s no surprise that his water polo has improved greatly in the two years since he joined the Club. He is a great asset to the Hillingdon Juniors team.
Dan couldn’t attend our awards ceremony at the End of Summer Term Fun Tournament so we surprised him by making the presentation at the London Aquatic Centre during the Otter 150th Celebration event (blog post to follow). It was a suitably prestigious venue for receiving the award!
The grant from the Jack Petchey Foundation has been used to establish new Club Awards so that we can recognise the achievements of our junior water polo players. We have three new trophies to be awarded annually, one for each age group. We also have two Most Valuable Player trophies which will be awarded at tournaments, and twelve medals. As you can read in a previous post, these went down well at our recent prize giving.
We are grateful to the Jack Petchey Foundation for their support.