6th December 2018
Grampian’s Ritchie helps take home Team GB gold at World Championships
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Coach/Leader: Active Aberdeen Partnership
Age Range of Group: All
Summary: Success for Grampian athletes at city awards event
Conner Morrison & Toni Shaw beat off strong competition to take home the Disability Sports Achiever of the Year & Junior Disability Sports Achiever of the Year awards respectively at this year’s Aberdeen Sports Awards held at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.
The swimmers, who train & compete with The University of Aberdeen Performance Swimming Team, are working their way up the British Swimming World Class programme and have aspirations of making Team GB for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games as well as joining Team Scotland in next year’s Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.
Both Toni & Conner have worked exceptionally hard over the past few years & it certainly paid off when both athletes were selected for the GB Squad for this year’s World Para-Swimming Championships in Mexico.
Toni was shortlisted alongside Jack Caird, a wheelchair basketball player who was recently selected for the Scottish U15 Team, and Conner was shortlisted with Kerry Mathers, a RaceRunning athlete who recently took home bronze in the 100m RR3 final in the CPISRA RaceRunning World Championships held in Denmark.
Congratulations to all of our athletes who were nominated, shortlisted & award winners, and thank you to the Active Aberdeen Partnership who hosted the event.