Jasper Dallard from Dorset has received a £250 OCS Young Sports Person award in recognition of his outstanding sporting ability. In the awards scheme, run in partnership with the charity SportsAid, trampolinist Jasper beat stiff competition to win one of two runners-up prizes for the Young Star category.
11 year old Jasper is a champion in trampolining. He has been taking part in the sport since he was just five years old and has never looked back. His biggest achievement to date is coming joint fourth at the World Championships in France in his age group. He also scooped the National Championship crown for U15’s and took second place at the U17’s, despite only being 11.
Jasper recently won gold at the British Championships, which is the second consecutive year for him to have achieved the titles. He has been selected to represent GB at the World Championships in Birmingham in November.
Previous OCS Young Sports Person Award winners include gymnasts Beth Tweddle MBE and Louis Smith, athlete Richard Buck and Paralympic field athlete Nathan Stephens.
Chris Cracknell, chief executive of OCS said, “The OCS Young Sports Person Awards, now in its 14th year, highlights our commitment to supporting young people who are great role models, not only for their peers but for many others in business and the community. Their drive and relentless determination to achieve their goals is inspirational and our grass-roots scheme helps young athletes right at the start of their career when support and funding is needed most. Well done to the athletes who have been rewarded this year and we hope that they will have the same success as many of our past winners, some of whom look set to represent GB in London 2012.”