Jordan Howe from Cardiff has received a £500 OCS Young Sports Person Award in recognition of his outstanding sporting ability. In the awards scheme, run in partnership with the charity SportsAid, athlete Jordan beat stiff competition to win one of two runners-up prizes in the Disability Category for Wales.
Jordan, 15, from Cardiff, has been competing in athletics for five years after a successful two year career in swimming. A promising international athlete, Jordan has competed for Wales at the British Senior Championships, the Dutch National Championships and the German International Championships. Jordan has cerebral palsy and is currently ranked number one in Wales in his Paralympic T35 classification group.
Previous OCS Young Sports Person Award winners include gymnasts Beth Tweddle MBE and Louis Smith, athlete Richard Buck and Paralympic field athlete Nathan Stephens.
Chris Cracknell, chief executive of OCS said, “The OCS Young Sports Person Awards, now in its 14th year, highlights our commitment to supporting young people who are great role models, not only for their peers but for many others in business and the community. Their drive and relentless determination to achieve their goals is inspirational and our grass-roots scheme helps young athletes right at the start of their career when support and funding is needed most. Well done to the athletes who have been rewarded this year and we hope that they will have the same success as many of our past winners, some of whom look set to represent GB in London 2012.”