Silk adds name to a wealth of talent
VICKY SILK, Great Britain athlete and potential competitor at the London 2012 Paralympics, is the latest star to become a sporting ambassador for Active Ashford, the borough’s Sports Partnership Network.
Silk is a member of the Ashford Athletics Club and represented Great Britain at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports World Games last year where she took the bronze medal for javelin.
The 16-year-old rising star from Folkestone is high in the world rankings for javelin (3), shot (13) and discus (9) and her achievements led to her becoming the Sports Personality of the Year at the BBC South East 2007 sports awards.
She said: “I am pleased to be an ambassador for Active Ashford and hope that being involved with this positive local scheme will offer some encouragement to young people about what can be achieved when you focus and work hard toward your goals in sports.”
Simon Harris, sports operations development officer at Ashford Borough Council, said: “Since launching the scheme earlier this year, the response from local sports people to Active Ashford has been fantastic and Vicky is yet another example of the wealth of talented athletes that we have here in the borough.”