Basildon youngster Tim Brown has won a prestigious Jack Petchey Achievement Award from The Jack Petchey Foundation as a reward for his positive work in the community through Southend United Community & Educational Trust (CET).
The Jack Petchey Foundation was set up by Sir Jack Petchey CBE to inspire and motivate young people across London and Essex to do their best and reach their full potential.
The Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme recognises outstanding young people aged 11-25 across London and Essex.
A current member of Southend United CET’s Traineeships programme, Tim began his journey on the Prince’s Trust Team programme, where he helped renovate Blenheim Children’s Centre as part of a group community project.
The 20-year-old has volunteered as a referee at local community sessions such as PL Kicks and the EFL Girls Cup, displaying fantastic communication skills and a real willingness to learn.
He is currently enrolled on the Traineeships programme and hopes to secure full-time employment within the sporting industry.
As part of the Achievement Award, Tim has received a certificate, pin badge and a book from Sir Jack himself as well as a £250 grant to benefit Southend United CET.
All Award winners are invited to attend a fun ceremony to be presented with a medallion in front of their families, friends and VIPs.
“I’m really happy and proud to have won a Jack Petchey Achievement Award and would like to thank the staff at Southend United CET for nominating me for the Award.
“I feel as if I’ve benefitted a lot from getting involved with Southend United CET and making a positive impact in Southend and its surrounding areas.
“I’ve definitely become a more all-rounded person and grown in confidence as a result.”
Zac Smith, Southend United CET’s Head of Traineeships, commented:
“It’s been a real pleasure to be a part of Tim’s progression and see him flourish throughout his time being on the Prince’s Trust Team and Traineeships programmes here at Southend United CET.
“Tim has a real can-do attitude and is always keen to help others. For his efforts to be recognised by The Jack Petchey Foundation is fantastic and testament to his hard work and growth as a person.”
For more information about The Jack Petchey Foundation, please visit www.jackpetcheyfoundation.org.uk.