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Young wheelchair basketball star Josh Manson honoured at Sporting Chance Awards
An Edinburgh youngster has been crowned Young Sportsperson of the Year at the Lord’s Taverners Sporting Chance Awards sponsored by BT and Ford.
Josh Manson landed the award for his dedication to wheelchair basketball.
Manson, who competes in senior national league division 3 and division 1 squads, has also helped raise the profile of wheelchair basketball in Scotland.
Lord’s Taverners is the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, whose awards celebrate the achievments of young disadvantaged and disabled people who have refused to be defined by their circumstances and excelled at their chosen sports.
The awards also recognise the contributions of some of the people behind the scenes, such as the organisers and coaches, parents, carers and supporters.
Special guests at the ceremony at Guildhall in London included three Paralympic medallists: wheelchair tennis players Alfie Hewett and Jordanne Whiley, and swimmer Ellie Simmonds.
Other partners of Lord’s Taverners include the Berkley Foundation and Grange Hotels.