Josh up for top award

Marriotts schoolboy Josh Lucy is in line for a top award. Lucy is one of the nominees for male pupil of the year at the fourth annual Daily Telegraph/Norwich Union School Sports Matters Awards at Twickenham on Tuesday. Olympic gold medallists Christine Oh

Marriotts schoolboy Josh Lucy is in line for a top award.

Lucy is one of the nominees for male pupil of the year at the fourth annual Daily Telegraph/Norwich Union School Sports Matters Awards at Twickenham on Tuesday.

Olympic gold medallists Christine Ohuruogu and Tim Brabants, and Paralympic gold medallists David Weir and Eleanor Simmonds, are among those presenting the awards.

Hundreds of entries came in for the awards in 10 categories, the judging panel including Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, James Cracknell and Dame Kelly Holmes.

Lucy, a qualified fitness instructor, is a schools' partnership 'Ambassador' with aspirations to become a PE teacher.

The 17 year old was a key member in gaining two national innovation awards from the Youth Sport Trust in the last year, and runs a club helping students to lose weight, gain confidence and find clubs for them to join.

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He recently ran with a young girl with disabilities from a special school as her guide in a cross-country event.

PE teacher Mark Fox said: "Josh is an outstanding young leader.

"He is an excellent role model not only for younger students, staff and the wider community. He has an ability to motivate others while giving his time unconditionally.

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