Silk adds name to a wealth of tal­ent

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Classified -

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.”

Vicky Silk

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