Jay Fox crowned champion at 30th Cadet of the Year competition

St John Ambulance celebrated 30 years of our Cadet of the Year competition this weekend (1 - 3 April) as 34 cadets descended on Gilwell Park Scout Camp in Chingford to compete in the national competition final.

The cadets were put through their paces over the weekend, with their performance and skills being evaluated by six assessors.

The competition challenges included completing individual first aid assessment marked by a trained paramedic, and giving presentations on topical issues such as youth mental health and access to health services.

Following a uniform check and drill practice outside in the grounds, the cadets were also tested in a PR exercise.

On Saturday night, the cadets celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Cadet of the Year competition with a formal dinner and disco.

National Cadet of the Year collage

Final interviews with the panel of assessors took place on Sunday morning, before the winners were announced in an awards ceremony. The assessors were very impressed with the standard of all 34 cadet participants’ knowledge and skills.

Huge congratulations to Jay Fox, our new National Cadet of the Year!

Regional Cadets of the Year:

South West: Serena Cobb
London: Niraj Doshi
West Midlands: Niamh Hughes
East of England: Paige Preedy
East Midlands: Ruby Taylor
North East: Jake Byram
North West: Jack Broderick
South East: Alessia Grant
Commandaries: Sorcha Osbourne, Isle of Man