Elisabeth Hood, aged 15, has just received the West Moors Parish Council’s Legacy Award.
Set up in 2012 to mark the Olympic Games in London, the award is given to a local aspiring sports star aged between 11 and 17 who is a resident in West Moors. Up to £1,000 is given to help towards training. In its inaugural year Joe Trussell who excelled in Jitsu received the award.
Cllr Peter Holden, Chairman of West Moors Parish Council said, “The applicants for the award in 2013 were of a very high standard and the parish council had a hard choice to make. In December we were pleased to announce that Elisabeth Hood was to be the recipient.”
Elisabeth competes in triathlons and is currently a member of the National Core Triathlon Olympic Talent Squad. She had to overcome a major accident in October 2012 that left her in a coma for a short period. Elisabeth has shown dedication and persistence in order to bring herself back to fitness and has shown this by winning the Triathlon Eton Dorney youth category in August 2013 as well as many other achievements.
A formal presentation of the award took place on 30 January, prior to the meeting of the Parish Council, when Elisabeth was presented with an engraved glass trophy. She will be spending the award money on a hard case for her race bike to protect it when it is air freighted to various parts of the world for use in competitions.
The parish council will be inviting applications for the Legacy Award in 2014, so if you know of an aspiring young person please contact the parish office on 01202 861044 for an application form.