The Jack Petchey Foundation

Jack Petchey is a successful entrepreneur who focuses on programmes that benefit young people aged between 11 and 25 years old. Roundwood Netball Club is part of the ‘Achievements Awards Scheme’ (Bronze award) which recognises outstanding individual achievement.

Each year we vote 3 member’s as worthy winners to receive £250 to spend on the club. At the end of the season, we hold our own awards celebration and use this as a second opportunity to celebrate our Jack Petchey winners.

For more information, please visit the Jack Petchey website

2020-2021 Winners

Lily Stevens: Demonstrating resilience and a growth mindset

Lily has been a member of Roundwood Netball Club for over 2 years and has shown great improvements in her play.

Last summer our coaches nominated her for Surrey Academy trials and although she wasn’t successful Lily has shown such resilience and dogged determination to better her performance and get herself in a position to be renominated for county trials this year.

Earlier this year Lily had knee surgery; She has clearly worked hard on her physio rehabilitation during lockdown as she has shown no regression in her performance level and, in fact, is potentially stronger than before. A role model to us all that setbacks can make us stronger.

Award spend – Junior Pizza Night

Finty McEwan: Progression in performance

Since joining Roundwood Netball Club approximately 4 years ago, Finty has consistently
performed on the court, progressing from our Junior team to our senior B team. She
regularly attends training and is very committed to matches.

Finty demonstrated excellent netball skills during trials for the 2021/22 season, earning
herself promotion to the team above the one she played in last year. Although she has
moved up a level (and in fact 3 divisions in the league), Finty has stepped up to the
challenge and has excelled in her on-court performances as Goal Defence or Goal
Keeper, getting many tips and interceptions to win turnovers for her team.

It has been lovely to watch Finty blossom into a force to be reckoned with on the court.
Despite being very quiet during matches, she lets her play do the talking; spectators enjoy
watching Finty defend because she is very graceful and plays with a smile on her face.
Her team mates value her input – she has already been voted Player of the Match for one
game so far this season.

Award spend – TBC

Aysia Soussi: Volunteering and Captaincy

Our Roundwood Netball Club coaches are hugely appreciative of the volunteering that Asiya has been doing for over a year to help with our Junior training sessions. Over this time she has grown in confidence to become a huge asset to the Juniors’ section. Asiya gets involved as soon as she arrives and is happy to take groups, encourage, coach and support the girls. She’s also more than happy to umpire during match play and it is very rare that the coaches have to direct her to do anything – she instinctively knows what needs doing and gets on with it.

In addition, Asiya has taken on the responsibility of co-captaining our E-team for the past two seasons. She does this calmly and fairly, ensuring that all squad members get time on court. Our E team plays in a ladies’ league so it is admirable for a teenager to demonstrate the confidence to captain. Through this role she has developed both her interpersonal and administrative skills.

Award spend -E Team dresses

Jess Self: Positive attitude and most committed player

Jess is an asset to our club. She is hard-working and fast-improving. Jess was our club’s most committed player last season for attendance at both training and matches. She attends these with a positive attitude and a smile on her face.  

She was a valuable addition to the C team last season. The team won the 2019/20 Met League demonstrating impressive stats in the process: they didn’t lose any matches and had the fewest goals scored against them due to the strength of the defensive unit, of which Jess is a key part.  

Her team captain said “Jess always puts out a strong and consistent performance at Goal Keeper and plays with a positive attitude that rubs off on the rest of the team.” 

Her coach says: “Jess is a ‘Ninja Netballer’; quiet but highly efficient. No fuss, no drama, just devastatingly good at spoiling the attacking plans of the opposition. She goes about her defending duties without distraction and always with a smile.” 

Award spend – Rebounders 

2019-2020 Winners

vanessa Beal: outstanding achievements in netball

Congratulations to Vanessa Beal for receiving Roundwood Netball Club’s Autumn 2019 Jack Petchey Achievement Award. Ness deserves this award for many achievements. She is a superb mid-court player. At club level she has improved her standard of play each season enabling us to frequently promote her to higher level teams. Last year she captained her team. Spectators often comment on how much they enjoy watching Ness play because she has a balletic quality to her movement and is able to pluck balls out of the air to catch them with apparent ease, although of course it requires great skill.

We are immensely proud that Ness represented England this summer in Nets, a variation of traditional netball played within an enclosed netted area. Aged 17, Ness was one of the youngest members of the under 21 Women squad that travelled to South Africa in August 2019 to play a series of matches against the hosts plus Australia and New Zealand. This Autumn Ness has been selected to be part of the development hub for local Super League team Surrey Storm, an opportunity which is well deserved.

Award spend – B Team social evening

Lily Daulby-Richardson: Most improved Junior

Lily started at Roundwood a couple of years ago as a newcomer to netball. Along with a group of friends she has shown her enjoyment for the game. From September 2019 Lily found that Goal Defence (GD) was a favourable position for her game and she tried really hard to improve. With this improvement she was offered the opportunity to move to our junior section. She has embraced the higher level of training and this effort has shown in her matches. Lily is a pleasure to coach and as GD is a key player on match days. We look forward to see her future progress. Well done Lily.

Award spend: Junior water bottles

Olivia Makoha: Best newcomer and services to the club

Olivia only joined Roundwood Netball Club in September 2019 but she has already made a big impact. Olivia has performed strongly in our E team for the first half of the 2019/20 season contributing to them winning the vast majority of their matches, many with large goal differences. Her peers voted her as ‘player of the match’ for 3 of the games. Olivia’s dynamism on court has earned her promotion to our D team at our mid-season squad review. We applaud the athleticism and determination Olivia brings to her netball on match days and at training; as Goal Attack not only does she shoot well, she also demonstrates excellent defensive skills.

Olivia volunteers her time to help develop our junior members in their training sessions. Here she exhibits a great rapport with the younger girls and our lead coaches appreciate her involvement.

Her commitment to both training and matches is excellent, something which we commend and encourage all of our players to follow.

Award spend: Thorpe Park Day out

2018-2019 Winners

Congratulations to Marney Ross-Johnson – reasons for award – outstanding achievements and captaincy

This award is in recognition of several things: Marney’s excellent captaining for 2 seasons throughout her GCSE studies, her amazing achievements in her selection for the senior A team and the under 21 England Nets squad and for her supportiveness towards other Roundwood teams and players. For the last 2 netball seasons Marney has volunteered to be a captain. Two seasons ago she stepped up to be the D team captain and last season she was moved up to the C team and still volunteered to be a captain. She has been a fantastic leader, organising her team weekly for fixtures and ensuring that all players can get the maximum amount of time on the court each week. Last season, our C team had their most successful season in 8 years (winning one league and finishing 3rd in the other) and this is down to Marney’s excellent leadership and relationships with her team mates. This season she has now been moved up again, but not just one team, two! She has now made it into the club’s regional side and for someone of her age this is a fantastic achievement. She has made an excellent start to the season and is making her mark on the court. Marney should also receive recognition for her achievement of a place in the under 21 England Nets squad, which again for someone who is only 16 years of age (17 now) is a phenomenal achievement. Finally, Marney was nominated for being supportive to all other club members during training, and other teams on match days. She is a warm and welcoming player. Marney is a true Roundwood Netball Club girl.

Award spend – warm up shorts for the A team. Team social.
Congratulations to Megan White – reason for award – Most versatile and most improved

This award is in recognition of several things: Marney’s excellent captaining for 2 seasons throughout her GCSE studies, her amazing achievements in her selection for the senior A team and the under 21 England Nets squad and for her supportiveness towards other Roundwood teams and players. For the last 2 netball seasons Marney has volunteered to be a captain. Two seasons ago she stepped up to be the D team captain and last season she was moved up to the C team and still volunteered to be a captain. She has been a fantastic leader, organising her team weekly for fixtures and ensuring that all players can get the maximum amount of time on the court each week. Last season, our C team had their most successful season in 8 years (winning one league and finishing 3rd in the other) and this is down to Marney’s excellent leadership and relationships with her team mates. This season she has now been moved up again, but not just one team, two! She has now made it into the club’s regional side and for someone of her age this is a fantastic achievement. She has made an excellent start to the season and is making her mark on the court. Marney should also receive recognition for her achievement of a place in the under 21 England Nets squad, which again for someone who is only 16 years of age (17 now) is a phenomenal achievement. Finally, Marney was nominated for being supportive to all other club members during training, and other teams on match days. She is a warm and welcoming player. Marney is a true Roundwood Netball Club girl.

Award spend – B team social
Congratulations to Livvy bainbridge – reason for award – Excellent commitment to the club, outstanding performance

Livvy’s outstanding commitment to training and matches has enabled her to make excellent progress as a player. No matter what position she is playing she always gives her best and shines on the netball court. Livvy’s peers also nominated her for her kindness and willingness to help out. She is a great team player and thoroughly deserves recognition for her excellent commitment to the club.

Award spend – Beanie hats for Juniors
Congratulations to Lauren baldwin – reason for award – High achievement

In match play Lauren is able to play multiple positions and shows great flair whichever position she plays in. She always demonstrates a fantastic attitude to the sport and is an excellent role model to her peers. Last year Lauren was nominated for County trials and successfully made it through to the Surrey Squad. Roundwood are very proud of her achievement.

Award spend – Club water bottles for Development Squad
Congratulations to Tamar Comrie- reason for award – Commitment to match play and improved confidence

Over the past 2 years our coaches have seen Tamar develop her netball ability and grow in confidence. Tamar has rarely missed a match this season. She also has a good commitment to club training which has facilitated her improvement. As well as being an enthusiastic netball player Tamar is a lovely person to be around because she is smiley, friendly and polite. All these attributes make her an asset to our club.

Award spend – Go-Karting for her team
Congratulations to Rosie Kelly – reason for award – Excellent captaincy skills, great team commitment and improvement

Rosie shows true Roundwood spirit when she plays her matches. Her determination to win is infectious and she motivates her team mates to play the best they can. For the 2018/19 season she was asked to captain the E team because of her passion for the game and her excellent people skills. Throughout the season she has shown great improvement and at squad review she was moved a team. Rosie is a great asset to the club and her team.

Award spend – Tickets for Croydon Netball League awards dinner

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