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to find the community’s top young track and field stars!


Now in its ninth year, the Daniel Sacks Award for Outstanding Athletic Achievement recognises the performances over the year by UK Jewish athletes aged between 11 and 16. The purpose of the award is to encourage wider participation in athletics, and to keep alive the memory of Daniel Sacks, who loved the sport.

Each year, after the end of the athletics season, a boys winner and a girls winner are chosen. Previous winners are not eligible. Selection is based on consistency over the season as well as on quality of performance.

But the scheme is more than about the winners. It aims to encourage participation in athletics - a sport that has an event for everyone - and to recognise participants on this website. So if we learn of your performances, which must be in properly adjudicated competitions such as Borough Championships and open athletics meetings, then we will record them here, to be admired by all. (School sports day performances will not be considered). Also, if you send a photo, we will add it to our Athletes page.

Please explore this site to check out the story of this Award since its inception in 2010. To find out more, you are welcome to write to Brian Sacks at brianzsacks@gmail.com

Now get running, jumping and throwing!