The Outstanding Sports Achievement Award is presented in recognition of a person or a team who has gained significant success or excelled in terms of sporting achievement bringing credit to Brixham.
This year Brixham Town Council’s Community Services Committee unanimously agreed to award Joel the 2016/17 Outstanding Sports Achievement Award.
Joel, who is 11 years old, is an inspirational young man and started playing wheelchair basketball three and half years ago. From the age of 10 he started completing in the South West Regional tournaments and he now also plays at Regional level.
His hard work and dedication is such that he has to travel to Exeter to train because there are no disabled sports available in Brixham.
Cllr Steve Clutterbuck Chairperson of the committee said ‘We were all amazed at how dedicated Joel is. He truly is an inspiration to us all and I really hope he achieves his goal of playing in the Paralympics in a few years time.’
The Chairperson of Brixham Town Council, Councillor Rosemary Clarke presented the award to Joel at the Annual Parish Meeting on Thursday 19th May.Follow