Jack Petchey Awards
Kelvedon & Feering cricket Club has been granted Silver status by the Jack Petchey Award scheme for cricket clubs.The award means that the club will receive £1200 per annum which equates to 6 awards of £200 each, that is two awards for each term. The award is in recognition of the achievement of young cricketers at the club who provide a valuable contribution to the well being of the club. The recipient has to nominate how the money is to be spent at the club. The recipients recieve a certificate and badge to commemmorate their achievement and their photographs will be posted on our website and on the club notice board.
Jack Petchey Foundation
The club has formed a steering committee headed by two previous Petchey award winners, JoshParsons and Rhiannon Griffiths, to manage the nomination and selection of prospective award winners and to come up with ideas to which the awards can be put. Club coach Martin Griffiths, who knows all the young people is assisting the steering committee.
Jack Petchey Awards: Nov/Dec winner - George Curtis Age 15
Throughout this winter's KFCC Colts Academy training sessions, George has shown an exemplary attitude to improving his game. As a leg spinner, he is trying to master a very difficult form of bowling and yet his desire to learn has enabled him to greatly improve the consistency of his bowling. George is simply a credit to the club. George's money went towards some Coaching equipment (Fielding bats, junior sidearm pro, pop up ball nets, etc) that will increase the variety of coaching the club can provide.
Jack Petchey Awards: Sept/Oct winner - Matt Sexton Age 12
Matt has been at the club since the age of 5 years old and has consistently shone amongst his peers in terms of both his ability and attitude to playing cricket. He has previously been recognised at District & County age group levels, which is an outstanding achievement. Matt is always 100% attentive during coaching sessions and picks up technical & tactical information with ease. Overall, he is a pleasure to coach. Matt decided that his award should go towards two much needed Catching nets for the club.
Jack Petchy Award winner update - Tom Griffiths
KFCC are proud to provide an update on the progress of one of our previous Jack Petchy Award winners Tom Griffiths. Further updates on other winners will be posted periodically.
Since winning the Jack Petchey award in 2009, Tom went on to achieve a Duke of Edinburgh award with cricket going towards the community and sporting elements. He has further gone on to study an MSc in Engineering at St Hugh's College, Oxford, achieving a distinction in his first 2 years and awarded an Academic Scholarship by St Hugh's College in recognition of this.
At University, Tom has become heavily involved in other non-academic activities. He has taken part in organising the 'Varsity Oxbridge Ski Trip' which took well over 3000 people to Val Thorens in France (the largest student run ski trip in the world). He has also created his own college Engineering society and lead it to becoming a recognised college society, receiving funding and publishing the society on an Engineering networking website. He has also become heavily involved in the sport of rowing for St Hugh's College Boat Club (SHBC), having achieved two 'Blades' rowing for the first boat. Blades are one of the highest accolades in Oxbridge College rowing for achieving four 'bumps' in four days in the bi-yearly Oxford college competitions. Tom will now have his name and weight carved into 2 oars mounted in the entrance hall to St Hugh’s College. He has also been part of the SHBC committee, holding several positions such as social secretary and development secretary (alumni relations & sponsorship). He is now The President of this society, pushing further the roles he's experienced in and further raising the profile of SHBC.
January/February winner - Stanley Challinor aged 14
Stanley has received his award for his general attitude and the example he sets both on and off the field during training and matches . He has just started to play adult cricket and displays the same level of enthusiasm to this longer form of the game.
March/April winner - James Grimley aged 14
James in common with the previous winner Stanley sets an exemplary attitude and plays the game in the right spirit always giving his best efforts whether it is agame or training session.
Stanley and James have decided to pool their awards and put the money towards a summer training camp for all the young players during the summer holidays. Two of our young coaches Rhiannon and Heather have volunteered to help a professional coach to deliver the camp.
May/June winner - Dan Saunders aged 22
Dan was nominated for all the extra commitment he has shown towards the club. He has made tremendous strides to improve his own game whilst at the same time volunteered to go on to the club committees as the young players representative. He has helped bringing new computing skills to the club.
Dan has decided his award should go towards funding a white back drop to the cricket nets. This will benefit the whole club and make the nets more user friendly.
Jack Petchey Award Winners Gala Presentation - Chelmsford, Civic Theatre
Four of our young Petchey award winners went along to the Civic Theatre at Chelmsford with their families for a gala presentation evening on Monday 5th March. The award winners thoroughly enjoyed an evening of entertainment and all received their individual medals which were presented to them on the night.
As there were 4 representatives from Kelvedon and Feering CC the medals were presented in a special slot dedicated to the club. Club Coach, Martin Griffiths, who accompanied his daughter Rhiannon, who was one of the award winners, said it was a fantastic evening. Daughter Rhiannon was so enthused she offered to come on to our steering committee made up of representatives of the younger members, club coach and club chairman to help administer the scheme.
Chris Leftwich, Chairman
Award Winners 2011
Jack Petchey Awards: November/December 2011 - Oliver Wilton-Steer
Oliver Wilton-Steer has been awarded the Jack Petchey Award for November/December 2011 for making his adult team debut at the age of 13 and for helping out with the coaching on a Sunday morning.
Jack Petchey Awards: September/October 2011 - Will Shortridge
Will Shortridge has been awarded the Jack Petchey Award for September/October 2011 for his outstanding score of 213 in a record breaking undefeated 3rd wicket partnership of 346 in a second X1 Two COunties match.
The two awards were amalgammated to pay for improvements and repairs to the cricket nets.
Jack Petchey Awards: March/April/May 2011 - James Baker, Heather Holmes & Rhiannon Griffiths
James Baker received his award for being youngest skipper of 1st X1 and for the initiatives he has put in place for the Club.
Heather Holmes recieved her awards for achieving her level 1 coaching.
These two are putting their awards towards an automatic feeder for the bowling machine.
Rhiannon Griffiths received her award for achieving her level 1 coaching award. She is putting her money towards various training balls, cones and bibs.
Jack Petchey Awards: January/February 2011 - James West
James received his award for being the first junior at the club to achieve his level 1 umpires award. He is putting his money towards some short legs for the bowling machine to allow it to be used more for juniors and also for new bowling balls for the machine.
Award Winners 2010
Jack Petchey Awards: November/December 2010 - Tom Potter
Tom Potter has been awarded the Jack Petchey Award for November/December for his general attitude and for breaking into the second team at such a young age.
The money for the award has been put towards a new mower for the square.
Jack Petchey Awards: September/October 2010 - Bryony Butcher
Bryony Butcher has been awarded the Jack Petchey Award for September/October for all her efforts in helping to develop girls and ladies cricket at the club.
The money for the award has been put towards a new mower for the square.
Jack Petchey Awards: July/August 2010 - Harry Bell
Harry Bell have been given the Jack Petchey Award for his general attitude and sportsmanship setting a good example to younger players.
Jack Petchey Awards: May/June 2010 - Victoria Yates
Victoria Yates have been given the Jack Petchey Award for her contribution to girls and ladies cricket at the club and for being our first lady to qualify as a level 2 coach.
The July/August and May/June awards are being put towards a mobile net for training.
Jack Petchey Awards - Josh Parsons Jan/Feb 2010 & Oliver Parsons Mar/Apr 2010
Both Ollie and Josh have been given the Jack Petchey Award for their general contribution to colts and adult cricket at the club and for breaking into our first team at such young ages. Both will be putting their award money to some colts equipment.
Award Winners 2009
Beth received the final Jack Petchey Award for 2009 for outstanding services to Ladies cricket. Her award is going towards improvements to the cricket nets.
Will received his award for his excellent attitude throughout the season and the good example he has set to the younger players. He is putting his award towards improvements to the cricket nets.
Jenny gained her achievement award for gaining her Level 1 assistant coaches qualification in January and her activities within the ladies cricket section. Jenny is putting her money towards coaching equipment to allow young players to play small games more effectively and safely.
Ashley Griffiths received his award for March in recognition of taking his level 2 coaching and the general coaching he has undertaken with the junior colts at the club.
Thomas Griffiths received his award for May for his coaching work with junior players, especially the youngest age group on Sundays. He is putting his money towards some equipment for ground maintenance.
Stuart Warner received his award for June in recognition of his work at the Club and his enthusiastic support of KFCC.
Awards - Photo gallery
Club photo Gallery