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British Dressage Eastern Region Para Team
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Sam Bebee - Speedway
The NHDSA (N-Able Herts Disability Sports Association) is a Voluntary Club set up to enable young people with a disability in Hertfordshire to participate in a variety of sports. The Association was formed in the summer of 2009 in recognition of the struggle young people with a disability or special educational needs face when looking to access appropriate sport based activities in the community.
Leisha Hunt - Athlete
Since the end of September 2015 Leisha has been concentrating on increasing her personal best achievements and training hard.
In June, Leisha won thre golds in the ISA Championship at Cambridge Athletics Track, one for long jump, another in the 200m and another for her last leg in the relay team. Leisha also came second in the Nationals this year. She competed in the Southend Open this summer and came first in the Long Jump and achieved her personal best in the shot put. In the last year she had achieved 18 personal bests.
Evie - Showjumper
Evie and her pony Merlin have had a very busy and succsessful 2016 so far. After having numerous wins across the Country they have qualified for the National Championship in both the Stepping Stones Class and The National Bronze League Championship in which she currently sitting in 5th place nationally in the 128cm section.
Rebecca Blewett - ArcherRebecca started Archery in 2002 at the age of seven. In 2011 she was invited to join the GB Development Squad and was part of this until 2015 when she turned twenty. In 2013 she was selected to represent Great Britain under 21's. While studying at Nottingham in 2014, amongst many other achievements, she won the 2014 University Indoor Championships. Unfortunately, during the GB selection in 2015 she suffered an injury which ruled out most of the year but improved enough at the end of the Season to attain her 2016 selection scores and improve her GB ranking. A podium finish at the last National Series event together with selection scores has gained her a place to represent Great Britain at the World University Championships to be held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
In February she won 3rd place at this year's University Indoor Championship.
Broadwell Amateurs FC, Forest of Dean
Harlow Town Cricket Club
Harlow Town Cricket Club is one of the biggest clubs in the area, is recognised by the ECB and Essex County Cricket Board as a Focus club along with achieving ClubMark status in 2005. Registered as a Community Amateur Sports Club it is run solely by volunteers in order to provide affordable access to participate in cricket within the local community.
Working closely with Essex County Cricket Board Harlow Town CC are proud to also host a large number of Essex disability and girls fixtures along with the occasional district fixture. As well as working with the county the club also hosts the annual Harlow schools cricket competition for local secondary schools and kwik cricket competitions.
The club places a strong emphasis on being a social, family friendly and open environment where members are encouraged to become part of the 'family' in order that they can continue to grow and develop opportunities for the local community.
Leah Marshall - Carriage DrivingSixteen yer old Leah Marshall from Ware, Hertfordshire has been driving carriage ponies since she was seven. As a British Driving Society member she competes in Charity, Pleasure Drives, Camp Training and National Affiliated Showing. Her main objective is to be champion at two major BDS shows - The Annual Show at Smiths Lawn and the other being The National Championships, Addington. Leah has been Reserve Champion at both of these shows in the past.
Most notable results for Leah in 2016 are Junior Champion at the Concours International d'Attelage de Tradition with Stapleford March driven to a vehicle built in 1890 and 15-17 years Junior Osborne Champion with Noddy Vyse Show Girl driven to a modern vehicle.
Both of Leah's ponies are of the Hackney breed and she enjoys driving them as they are full of character and expression. The Hackney breed is now registered with the Rare Breeds Society.
Leah and Stapleford March have recently been awarded 'The Hackney Horse Society Performance Award' in recognition of their performance achievements during the 2016 season.
Leah and Stapleford March won their Junior 15-17 years class at The British Driving Society Annual Show 2017, going on to win the overall Junior Championship and receive her sash from HRH The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.