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Local Sportswoman of the Year Award

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Winner

Susan Corless

Selected for the Great Britain Senior Archery squad, Susan achieved world class scores and has qualified for the World Championships in October 2017. Susan hasrepresented GB and England at various competitions placing first in events such as the Veronica's Cup and the Commonwealth Euronations event. She also achieved Grand Master Bowman classification in just two months (and puts her in the top 1% of competing archers in the UK). She aims to achieve a podium finish at a World Cup event in 2018.


Nominees

Elizabeth Keeney

Aged 70, Elizabeth has won two major county bowls titles. She is the 2017 Ladies Champion of Champions and the winner of the Secretaries and Treasures Cup (mixed). She is the first lady from Corby to win this county title and is particularly impressive as she has recently recovered from a back operation.


Sarah Franklin

Sarah races in the Michelin Clio Cup and was the only woman in the Championship. She achieved pole positions in the first 5 races. She had to overcome issues with some of the male competitors, which caused her to miss two races and the chance to win the championship, but she fought hard and came 3rd. She has now moved into the next competitive level, one below British Touring Cars. She also plays a key role in promoting women in racing driving through the British Women Racing Drivers Club.


Angela Copson

Angela is a 70 year old runner that has broken the British record for her age group in 10 different events, ranging from 800m to the Marathon, including 6 world records. In the European Masters she won 6 gold medals. She has been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to running. She still competes for her local club and inspires other athletes. She will compete for the 10th time at the Home International Cross Country race that she has won for the last 9 years.


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