National Achievement Award for gymnast Tianna

tianna-her-awardYear 9 student Tianna Goulbourne has received a Youth Achievement Award from youth charity the Jack Petchey Foundation. The award is in recognition of her outstanding contribution to gymnastics at her club Charisma including the mentoring support she provides to the youngest members of the club.

The Achievement Awards Scheme is the Foundation’s flagship programme which currently recognises 12,000 young people each year through schools and youth organisations in London and Essex.

13-year old Tianna received her award medal and certificate from Paralympic champion and broadcaster Danny Crates, widely considered to be one of our greatest British paralympians, at a glittering awards evening in London.

Tianna was really surprised to be told she had won as well as proud.  She has been involved in competitive gymnastics since the age of seven in Year 2 at Junior School and has represented both the school and her club at many events, often winning and always coming within the top three. She is, however, very humble about it all: “If I win it’s good for the club,” she said. Tianna is hoping to start coaching soon. “If I coach then maybe I can help someone else to get an award like this in the future.”