We’re delighted to announce that one of our special guests for the Gala Awards Ceremony is Paralympic skier Anna Turney. Anna will be joining us to present the prize in the Young Citizen of the Year category.
In 2006 Anna broke her back snowboard racing, pushing herself at what she loved best. Determined not to be defeated, Anna decided to become a Paralympic Ski Racer.
After 3 years training, Anna came 6th in the 2010 Vancouver Paralympics. Four years later she finished 4th, 6th and 8th for GB in Britain’s most successful Winter Paralympic Team in the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Games.
Anna writes “I was disappointed to come home without a Paralympic medal. However to be part of an acclaimed team, to achieve Britain’s best result ever in Female Sitting Alpine Skiing and have the chance to showcase disability sport in the most widely broadcast Winter Paralympic Games ever is something to be proud of.”
Anna is an athlete who brings ambition, energy and determination to everything she does.
Here’s Anna’s Super-G run from Sochi 2014:
We look forward to meeting Anna on the night!
The Gala Awards Ceremony is on Friday 26 September at Bridge House Theatre, Warwick School. Doors 7:00pm for a 7:30 start. Tickets are on sale now direct from the Bridge House Theatre box office, online HERE and in person at the theatre. Tickets are £12 adults, £10 concession or £5 under 16.