Scott up for county award

Glenn Scott is one of a number of local people nominated for the county sports awards.

Glenn Scott is one of a number of local people nominated for the county sports awards.

First published in Sport

BROMSGROVE disabled athlete Glenn Scott is heading up the list of local sporting talent from the area at the Hereford and Worcester Sports Awards this month.

The district is well-represented at the county awards, which takes place on Wednesday, November 14 at Worcester Warriors’ Sixways ground.

Sprinter Scott, who has club feet, is up against Kidderminster paralympic swimming star Claire Cashmore and Redditch partially-sighted cricketer Luke Sugg in the disabled sports personality of the year.

He is national junior champion in the 100m and 200m sprints in the T43 category and is also ranked seventh in the world. He won Bromsgrove District Council’s awards earlier in the year as was also an Olympic torch bearer.

Bromsgrove Gymnastics Club, which is based at Meadows First School and Parkside Middle School, are vying for club of the year.

Since starting out in 2009, they run four to five regular weekly clubs and offer advanced sessions.

The club, which has 250 members, was recently given the British Gymnastics accreditation GymMark, which identifies they are safe, effective and child friendly.

In the last 12 months they have developed a strong competition squad ranging from under-5s to under-25s and are also spearheading the national young leader programme.

The club is also a contender in the Newcomer of the Year Award.

Head coach and manager Andrea Paice said: “We’re really pleased to have been nominated for the county awards.”

Zoe Harris from Ryland Netball Club is also up for the young volunteer county accolade.

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