Luke Heldt: Winner of a 2017 Team London Award

On 6 November 2017, Luke attended a ceremony at City Hall and was presented with his award by the Deputy Mayor for London Joanne McCartney and Olympic medallist Dr Alison Mowbray.

Before enrolling on Camden Sports and Activity Team (CSPAT) and LaSWAP 6th form’s sports education and training programme in September 2015, Luke spent 5 years at William Ellis School.

Since October 2015, Luke has accumulated over 700 hours of voluntary work with Camden sports and physical activity teams. He has had various roles including race official, race marshall, support assistant and multi-sports coach all within various primary and secondary school competitions and community sports sessions/ schemes.

Luke’s commitment to his volunteering has enabled hundreds of young people to get one to one support in their sports sessions. Furthermore, he has become a role model to teenagers who are looking at becoming coaches in the future.

Luke’s commitment and time keeping is exemplary. He is a major part of the sports development team at Talacre and the staff members only ever have positive things to say about him.

Dave Clifford (Head Coach): “Over the past 18 months Luke has become a major asset to our team. When he first came to us as part of his work experience, Luke struggled to introduce himself to us – now he leads groups of up to 30 5 year olds!”

As of July 2017, Luke has now gained his level 2 in Activity Leadership and Community Sports Leadership. We are all delighted for Luke who was successful in gaining employment as an assistant sports coach after attending his first nerve racking interview.

 

Lee Davis

NVQ Officer

Talacre Sports Centre