Nabil prepares for 2012 athletics season

As he prepares for the 2012 outdoor athletics season, Year 8 pupil Nabil Haque is looking to build on his successes of 2011.

During last season Nabil recorded a number of strong performances in both track and field events. These culminated in him representing Middlesex at the National Schools’ Athletics Championships, where he won the shot put with a throw of 11.2m. He was a member of the Middlesex 4 x 100m relay team, which won the event in a UK record time for their age group of 49.48s. And he competed for Shaftesbury Harriers at a national club meeting, winning the 200m in 24.5s and the shot put with 11.5m.

Nabil also received a Jack Petchey Award for his athletics achievement, which was presented to him at Arts Depot in Finchley.

The Jack Petchey Foundation has invested millions of pounds each year in more than 2,000 schools across London and Essex. The organisation offers awards to young people aged 11-25 to recognise their achievements in a range of activities, from athletics to music. Nabil will now choose how to spend the £200 cash award from the foundation, which can be spent on additional equipment for a school or club, but not core administration costs.