SPORTS AWARDS: Wheelchair basketball star Katie enjoys fantastic Knight

David Simpson, of sponsors Wilsons of Rathkenny, presents the Junior Sportsperson of the Year award to Katie Morrow. INBT10-204AM
David Simpson, of sponsors Wilsons of Rathkenny, presents the Junior Sportsperson of the Year award to Katie Morrow. INBT10-204AM

Katie Morrow’s remarkable exploits in wheelchair basketball saw her collect the Junior Sportsperson of the Year award.

The Cullybackey College pupil, who received her prize from David Simpson, of sponsors Wilson’s of Rathkenny, has become an integral part of the Knights wheelchair basketball club’s senior and junior teams in regional, Irish and Great Britain competitions.

Her meteoric progress saw her make her international debut for Great Britain’s under-25 team in Beijing last summer.

There, against the might of China, Australia, Canada, Germany and Japan, they beat all opposition, returning home with a gold medal.

Also short-listed: John Glass (cricket); Matthew Shevlin (football); Laura McGahey (archery); Lauren Roy (athletics).