Sprint Star Receives Accolade
Amy Carr a member of Middlesbrough Athletics Club and Tees Active Sports Academy was awarded the Young Female Achiever Award at the North East Sports Disability Awards which were staged at the Stadium of Light.
Over 150 guests from the world of sport were in attendance at the event with over 80 individuals and clubs nominated for the eight awards.
Amy who has been selected to train with the senior cerebral palsy sprint relay squad has had an incredible 12 months claiming gold at her international debut in the T37 100m in November, representing Great Britain at the Brazilian Schools Paralympic Games in Sao Paolo.
A bronze medalist in the International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports World Junior Games at Stoke Mandeville in the T37 100m, Amy also took home a 100m gold medal and 200mbronze medal in the UK Sainsbury’s School Games in Manchester.
Amy has a busy schedule of training, physiotherapy sessions and school work, and she is currently studying for 12 GCSEs. Coach Rick Betts of Middlesbrough & Mandale Athletics Club describes Amy as “a pleasure to coach, she remains the same hard working, humble athlete as she was when she first came into my training group”.
Amy is now just getting over an injury but will be back soon working hard to get back into top shape and form for the outdoor season where she hopes to lower her personal bests in the sprint events
For further information on tees Active Sports Academy contact Academy Manager Allan McDermott on (01642) 528772 or visit www.teesactive.co.uk