Congratulations to Mr Whitfield, who this weekend was awarded runner up for coach of the year at the Judo Association Awards at the East Midland Conference Centre in Nottingham.

Mr Whitfield received his award from Sally Conway – Rio 2016 Under 70Kg Olympic Bronze medallist.

Mr Whitfield, who also has delivered many hours of coaching here at Sir John Hunt, also volunteers at South Brent Club who now have 13 players on the England Squad and have won 116 medals in the last six months. The club have attributed this success entirely to Mr Whitfield. Their endorsement reads:

"He is the driving force whose inspirational coaching has fostered an environment that encourages all judoka to express themselves, grow as individuals and go as far as they wish in any capacity within the sport. His students reflect his dedication and have a degree of humility which is worth more than medals, these are qualities they can take forward into life."

We are very proud to have Mr Whitfi eld (previously a bronze medallist in the Common Wealth games) teach technology here at Sir John Hunt and on behalf of all the staff and students I would like to congratulate him.

Mr Carpenter
(Assistant Principal)