Wider recognition for GB Climbing Team members

Posted by Rob Adie on 30/11/2011
Connor Byrne: a Rising Star award

GB Climbing Team has had a fantastic year with some outstanding results in competitions across the World, but some of the Team members have also been receiving amazing accolades off the wall as well.

Junior Team member Angus Davidson has just received the OCS - Sports Aid - Young Star Award presented to him by BBC sports presenter Clare Balding at the Oval cricket ground.

Read the OCS press release here

Scroll down the page to see the video of Angus receiving his award and talking about his climbing.

Sports-Aid have been supporting the British Team members finiancially for several years now and are a huge organisation helping thousands of young athletes across the UK.

But Angus isn't the only GB Team member to gain recognition in the wider world outside of climbing.

Molly Thompson-Smith has recently been shortlisted for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.

William Bosi recently received a letter from the Scottish sports minister Shona Robison commending him on his recent national title wins.

Connor Byrne received a Rising Star Award from Lancashire County Council. Read more about that here

Recently members of Team GB also went to Westminster to meet the Sports Minister and other important dignitaries. Read more here

So, its not just on the climbing walls that the team are achieving great heights - it's off the wall too; and even in the wider world outside climbing.

After all their hard work, it's really great to see our young talent gaining such well deserved recognition.



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