Powerlifter Ben top of the class
SPORT BEN Sugarman has won the JFS Sportsman of the Year award.
The powerlifter was recognised for his outstanding achievements after finishing fourth at the World Championships. He holds the titles of British and Commonwealth champion and record holder.
Layla Sklar was runner-up at the JFS awards, where former FA and Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein presented the prizes. Representing Great Britain in the 11-16-year category, Sklar, 14, was the British Paired Acro-Gymnastics champion. She won silver overall and gold in balance at the Holland Internationals.
Hannah Freund was third following silver in the national Karate Championships for 16-18-year-olds. Freund, who also represents GB, regularly competes against and beats male counterparts in mixed competitions.
Maccabiah gold medallist David Stone, a former winner of the London mini-Marathon, was recognised as the top athlete at JFS. Ethan Mooney was named No. 1 footballer after helping the Middlesex U18 team to win the FA Counties Cup.
Jake Aspis won the school’s top tennis award and Libby Poster received the top honour in rounders. Rayno Greenwall-Cohen was the star performer in cricket while Yoav Aran was the star performer in basketball.
Other winners were Chloe Miller (sports personality), Sasha Leigh (sports coach), Josie Kenton (netball player of the year and sports official), Leah Ezekiel (Jeffrey Lewis winner) and Daniel Smith (Olympic legacy). Year 10 football were recognised as the JFS Team of the Year, while Darcy Shonn, Amy Rodinsky and Eleanor Lousky collected prizes for dancing. The school’s first competitive dance team, who performed at the London Youth Games, won the Brent competition and finished just outside the top 10 at the London finals.
Ben Sugarman (right) with David Dein