Shelby has a blast
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