Rafe Chiles Award - spon­sored by Evo­lu­tion

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - PRIDE OF BUCKS 2015 -

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

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