Try Angle Award finalists 2017

In August and September the first panel gave us our district and category winners. Local assemblies and presentations took place across youth groups, schools and voluntary organisations.

At the second judging panel in September, judges chose the final 24 across Kent and Medway.

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Kent district and category winners

ArtsLuke Prowse
MusicNo nomination received
Sport or outdoor activitiesJosh Harris
Community actionJordan Savegar
Good friends and young carersJosie Martin
Personal developmentMolly Cleveland
CourageChanel Jade Alldis
Positive interventionJodie East

ArtsMegan Parker
MusicNo nomination received
Sport or outdoor activitiesTamara Fournillier-Onadeko
Community actionKeirney Oliver
Good friends and young carersEloise Maxted
Personal developmentChristopher Reily
CourageLucy Boyce
Positive interventionAdam Dyer

ArtsTaylor Hersey
MusicNo nomination received
Sport or outdoor activitiesChloe Sharp
Community actionMichael Lister
Good friends and young carersTessa Villiers
Personal developmentHolly Fraser
CourageMaddison Horn
Positive interventionJodie Groombridge

ArtsMatisse Donnelly
MusicJake Chapman
Sport or outdoor activitiesRachael Ellerby
Community actionElinor Haynes
Good friends and young carersAlfie Jones
Personal developmentNigel Potter and Joshua Johnson
CourageFelix Daglish
Positive interventionNatasha Gilmurray

ArtsNo nomination received
MusicHarrison Pettman
Sport or outdoor activitiesRhys Bonnel
Community actionAman Zahra
Good friends and young carersRosie Ravensdale
Personal developmentAnna Strutt
CourageVikram Singh
Positive interventionHarmony Champman

ArtsJosh Barnes
MusicTiffany Keeley
Sport or outdoor activitiesHamish Reilly
Community actionJoseph Peal
Good friends and young carersChristina Wootten
Personal developmentCourtney Symss
CourageGeorgia Almond
Positive interventionAngelica Keeley

ArtsNo nomination received
MusicNo nomination received
Sport or outdoor activitiesJack Richards
Community actionLewis Morris
Good friends and young carersElliot Charles
Personal developmentOlivia Williams
CourageShannon Wallis
Positive interventionRiley Moore

ArtsIvory Coast Class
MusicJayden Lewis
Sport or outdoor activitiesAdelaide Parker
Community actionEmily Capel
Good friends and young carersJessica Griffiths
Personal developmentFrancesca Aspey
CourageAlana Walkters
Positive interventionLewis Perry

ArtsKeylee Spillet
MusicRob Ayers
Sport or outdoor activitiesTierney Sharp
Community actionDaniel Davies
Good friends and young carersKieran Phillips-Gore
Personal developmentAlfie Lee
CourageAbigail Bolt-Mead
Positive interventionThe Abbey School Peer Mentors

ArtsPeter Adepoju
MusicElijah Akinfenwa
Sport or outdoor activitiesBroadstairs Cricket Club – Under 13’s
Community actionBrandon Wilkinson
Good friends and young carersJennifer Power
Personal developmentKristen Love
CourageCharlie Ivory
Positive interventionMargate Task Force

ArtsNo nomination received
MusicNo nomination received
Sport or outdoor activitiesAlison Nassman
Community actionJade Watson
Good friends and young carersBo Buckley
Personal developmentJack Chaplin and Jordan Stanley
CourageTia Burr
Positive interventionMayanne Friend

ArtsNo nomination received
MusicNo nomination received
Sport or outdoor activitiesBriceie Thomson
Community actionDaisy Faulkner-Smith
Good friends and young carersHonor Tress
Personal developmentCharlotte Dunn
CourageNo nomination received
Positive interventionShannon Skinner

The Spirit of Try Angle Awards 2017

On Sunday 19 November 2017, we celebrated this year’s the Spirit of Try Angle Award finalists, hosted by Princess Higgwe and Chidera Nweze with an afternoon of entertainment and celebration.

The Spirit finalists and their guests were joined by Sir Roger Gale, President of the Try Angle Foundation, Bill Butler who founded the Awards in 1994, KCC Chair David Brazier, KCC Cabinet Members Roger Gough and Shellina Predergast among many other invited guests.

Winner - Anna Strutt

Anna Strutt receiving her award from Charlotte Evans MBE.

The overall winner of the Spirit of Try Angle Awards 2017 was announced by Winter Paralympic gold medalist Charlotte Evans, MBE.

Anna’s story demonstrated the true meaning of the Try Angle Awards and Spirit of Try Angle. Although nominated for just one category, Personal Development, her story falls across many of the nominated categories. From not venturing far to achieving one of the greatest personal endeavours. Anna has shown courage and has gone the extra mile, forming friendships to help others. This extraordinary young person has come a long way, has taken courses, achieved various qualifications and volunteered as a Senior Member at two youth clubs.

She has overcome many personal issues, having not been content in helping just herself she is making a difference to many others. Anna has been assisting a local  21 year old disabled male, by helping him to engage and to enjoy the life she is now enjoying herself.

Congratulations to the Spirit of Try Angle finalists 2017:

CategorySpirit finalists

Personal Achievement in Arts

  • Ivory Coast Class - 14-16, Shepway
  • Matisse Connelly - 19, Dover
  • Luke Prowse - 16, Ashford

Personal Achievement in Music

  • Harrison Pettman - 17, Gravesend
  • Rob Ayers - 19, Swale
  • Elijah Akinfenwa - 16, Thanet

Personal Achievement in Sports

  • Hamish Reilly - 15, Maidstone
  • Rhys Bonnel - 15, Gravesham
  • Broadstairs Cricket Club - Thanet

Community Action

  • Joseph Peal - 17, Maidstone
  • Daniel Davies - 16, Swale
  • Jordan Savegar - 17, Ashford

Positive Intervention

  • The Abbey School Peer Mentors - 11-16, Swale
  • Jodie East - 16, Ashford
  • Natasha Gilmurray - 15, Dover


  • Georgia Almond - 16, Maidstone
  • Lucy Boyce - 17, Canterbury
  • Vikram Singh - 12, Gravesham

Good Friends & Young Carers

  • Tessa Villiers - 11, Dartford
  • Honor Tress - 17, Tunbridge Wells
  • Christina Wootton - 16, Maidstone

Personal Development

  • Kristen Love - 18, Thanet
  • Alfie Lee - 14, Swale
  • Anna Strutt - 13, Gravesham