Shelby has a blast

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - READER TRAVEL -

Shelby Wat­son with cen­tre man­ager Steve Hanna at the Gal­loway Tanks and Ac­tiv­ity Cen­tre John­stone­bridge wheel­chair racer Shelby Wat­son swapped her wheel­chair for some­thing a lit­tle bit big­ger re­cently.

The ath­lete, who holds five world records in her sport, vis­ited the Gal­loway Tanks and Ac­tiv­ity Cen­tre to swap her rac­ing wheel­chair for the mil­i­tary ve­hi­cle.

The day was or­gan­ised by the cen­tre to recog­nise the John­stone­bridge teen’s suc­cess­ful ex­ploits on the track.

Steve Hanna, the man­ager at the cen­tre, said:“Shelby is a very in­spi­ra­tional girl.

“If a lot of peo­ple had half the prob­lems she has they’d strug­gle. Shelby has worked so hard in her sit­u­a­tion and she has so much drive. She donned the camo, had a shot in the tank with Anne and Russ and she had a great time.

“It was fab­u­lous to have her with us as she just trail­blazes. It was nice for us to in­vite her along and recog­nise her achieve­ments.”

Shelby was ac­com­pa­nied by dad Russ and coach Anne McKie.

She said:“It was great fun to give it a go for the day and we all had a blast. We thank Steve for al­low­ing us to come along for the ex­pe­ri­ence.” Shelby en­joyed a shot in a tank

Shelby, tank com­man­der

In­spi­ra­tion

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