Disabled Sportsperson 2014 Ryan Holden

Congratulations to KT4YS recipient Ryan Holden for winning the Thanet Disabled Sportsperson of the Year Award last night. Ryan was also highly commended in the Sportsman of the Year and in the Young Team of the Year categories.

The annual event is organised by Thanet District Council’s Sports Matters team and looks to showcase local sporting talent and achievement across all ages, abilities and across the full range of sports.

The Sports Awards, which is now in sixth year, saw over 400 guests attend the awards ceremony and showcased the local sporting achievements. It combined community sports nominations and school based awards, and Michelle Griffith-Robinson was guest speaker to talk about her experiences and journey into sport. Last year the nominees were greeted by London 2012 Paralympian Martine Wright, an inspirational individual who was a survivor from the London 7/7 terrorist attacks and went on to captain the Team GB Women’s volleyball team.

Thanet Council aims to continue to develop an active and healthier Thanet, developing a local legacy for local residents to engage in sport and physical activity.

Read Ryan Holden’s profile here.


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