The British Paralympic Association (BPA) today congratulated Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans for their nomination for BBC Sports Personality of the Year, capping off a fantastic year for the pair after they claimed a historic gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. Continue reading →
Sue Frett of Special Olympics Surrey has won the Community Award at the 2014 Sportswomen of the Year Awards.
Sue said: “It is a great privilege to have contributed to the lives of people with intellectual disabilities for 50 years. This award is for the near 10,000 Special Olympics Great Britain athletes all around the country and the 75 athletes I work with in Surrey. It is such a amazing thrill to be given this award. I am humbled”
Paralympian Jade Etherington comments on the decision to retire from competitive ski racing with her guide Caroline Powell:
After many discussions with Caroline we have both decided to retire from competitive ski racing as part of the British Disabled Ski Team (BDST). We will be sad to leave the Paralympic Alpine Skiing programme and we will both miss our sport and athletes on the team and circuit.
The Shortlist of finalists for the 2014 Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswomen of the Year Awards has been confirmed. Sue Frett of Special Olympics Surrey has been nominated in the Community Award category.
Now in their 27th year, the Awards celebrate the outstanding contribution to sport made by elite performers, coaches, administrators, community volunteers and inspirational female figures.