Kyle Clarke-Harewood from London has been awarded £1,500 in recognition of his outstanding sporting ability through the OCS Young Sports Person Awards in partnership with SportsAid. Judo player Kyle beat stiff competition to win the regional award for the London M25 region.
Fifteen year old Kyle is an extremely talented and resourceful player and continues to develop his judo as he progresses through different age and weight divisions. He is currently in the 66 kilos weight category. The British Judo Association describes him as skilful, hardworking and technically very good at his sport.
He has been on the England Squad since the age of eleven and is the youngest player on the GB squad. Kyle cites his godfather as the person who influenced him to take up the sport.
Travelling to London to collect his award at a celebratory event on 25th November in the OCS Stand at the Brit Oval, Kyle will join winners from the nine other UK regions and the Disabled Athlete and Young Star category winners. On the day OCS will announce one overall winner, who will receive a further £8,500-worth of support over three years.
Previous OCS Young Sports Person Award winners will attend the event alongside a host of top sporting stars including Ade Adepitan MBE, Iwan Thomas MBE and Rory Underwood MBE.
Chris Cracknell, chief executive of OCS said, “The OCS Young Sports Person Awards and our partnership with SportsAid strongly underpins our objective of putting something back into the communities in which we work and supporting young people through financial assistance and encouragement in their sporting activities. Our winners have gone on to achieve great things for our country and we will continue to support our sporting future as we race towards 2012.”