Jack's long-term goal is to long-jump his way to glory at the Olympic Games
A TEENAGER from Long Eaton has jumped his way to a Young Achievers award.
Jack Nicholson, 15, was nominated for his outstanding sporting ability – particularly at the long jump – by his head teacher, Peter Monk, of Friesland School.
Jack has competed in many national athletics events and represented Derbyshire year on year with distinction.
He is in the top 10 in the UK for long jump and is the record holder for the East Midlands.
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And he is projected to jump the current Olympic standard by the time he is 18.
As well as his own accomplishments, Jack also acts as a coach and mentor to other aspiring athletes.
He has mentored another student and helped him to achieve his own personal best.
Jack's next mission is to represent Great Britain at the 2016 or 2020 Olympic Games.
His award came in the "sporting, musical, artistic or academic ability" section of last night's ceremony.