Honour Roll

Services to Young People Award - 2013

Takashi Ogawa

Takashi OgawaTakashi Ogawa has been a teacher at Northbridge Public School since 1994 and is also the coach of the Northbridge Knockout Skipping group.

It is his substantial contribution and active commitment to nurturing the sport of skipping in Australia and working closely with students in the community that is to be commended.

His passion for the sport has given him the chance to accompany teams of Northbridge students to compete nationally and internationally, many of which have received placings and medals.

It is as a mentor to the young people that he is most revered. Takashi has been nurturing senior teenage skippers, encouraging them to take on coaching roles to younger team members. He has taught hundreds of children in the Willoughby City and motivated thousands more throughout Australia.