Jack Petchey Award Winner February 2018
Daishain was nominated by his tutor Dean Banks and supported by Mr Hall, his division manager and sports colleagues.
Daishain is making the most of his opportunities at St Charles. He is a keen sportsman who regularly attends football training, playing for both the College’s 1st and 2nd teams in Striker and CAM (Centre Attacking Midfield) positions. He also attends lunch time table tennis and badminton clubs and is always on hand to assist his class mates with their extra - curricular basketball training to help aid their personal development. He is a great asset to the Sports Department as he is a willing helper with a range of activities from football to basketball to tennis, badminton and the gym. Daishain has maintained an exemplary and consistent attendance and punctuality record at college of 100%. This is noteworthy as he has had to deal with some challenging circumstances this year which he clearly has not let affect him, demonstrating what a resilient and committed young man he truly is! Staff described him as a polite and humble young man who is a pleasure to teach and who is on target to complete his L2 Sports programme and progress to the L3 Extended Diploma in Sport next academic year here at St. Charles.
In addition to his hard work and dedication to his sports studies and extra-curricular, he also is a busy sportsperson outside college. He plays rugby for London Wasps and has since Year 7 been doing so every Sunday in Acton! In the future he says he would like to be a rugby player. He also regularly practises the discipline of karate and shares his love of the discipline teaching younger children for two hours every Saturday at his uncle’s Karate Club.
Daishain has opted to spend his £250 award money on some quality rugby and footballs (which are in great demand and supply runs out quickly with all the training and games I am told!) and some much needed table tennis rackets. Daishain’s comments about winning the award were: “Well, I’m surprised that I won the Jack Petchey award and I was very happy that I won. Since I have won it, I have been trying even harder to do better and been focusing on my course to achieve the best I can academically and personally”.
We are confident Daishain will continue to be a real driving force helping out in the Department and remain an inspiration to his peers with his exemplary approach and manners. Well done on your award; well deserved!
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