Rafe Chiles Award - sponsored by Evolution
AN OLYMPIC hopeful who suffered tragedy at an early age has been nominated for a Pride of Bucks award.
William von Mallinckrodt, from Prestwood, is a 17-yearold Judo black belt and gold medal winner, currently first in the national rankings for his weight class and has been put forward for the Rafe Chiles Award for under 18s, sponsored by Evolution.
His gold medal is from the Northern Ireland Open and he also has two bronze medals which he won at the Sainsbury School Games.
He has also competed at the European Championships in Berlin and has been preselected to attend the European Youth Festival 2015 in Tbilisi, Georgia.
His previous coach, Don Werner, who was described by William’s mother Justine as his “soul mate,” sadly passed