Mayor’s Sporting Achievement Award (Individual) Winner, Thomas Lish
At the time of receiving his Audentior Award, Tom Lish was 17 years old and a member of Watford University Technical College (UTC). As a dedicated sportsman, his achievements are formidable, covering an extraordinary variety of successes and awards.
He has been selected to represent England at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas and is ranked the ‘Number 1 Judo Cadet’ in Britain. He has also received a number of national recognition awards from the British Judo Council (BJC) and these include Achievement in Kata 2013, 2014 and 2015. He was also nominated and shortlisted for Squad player of the year 2016. Tom already holds his referee and FPJ1 Coaching Awards (2017) and achieved the Sho Di Ich Personal Award 2017. His many further achievements include; 2 Golds at the BJC Kata Nationals in 2012.In 2014 at the same event he was awarded 2 Golds, and in 2015 a Gold.
Tom has been 5 times BJC Nationals Winner during 2013-2015. He is also a member of the British Judo Association (BJA) England Squad and a member of the BJA England Academy (Elite Talented Athletes). At the British Championships in 2015 and 2016 he was awarded a Bronze. This year (2017) he has also achieved prominence in 16 national and international sporting events, including Gold medals at the Midlands Ranking Event, the Northwest Open Ranking Event, Sportif International, Scottish Open, Northern Ireland Open, and London Open competitions.