I am very proud to announce that after being shortlisted for the Excellence in Disabled Sports category, I was announced the winner at the award ceremony that was held at Twickenham Stadium on 3rd November.We were given a guided tour around the stadium before the ceremony began. The event was hosted by Iwan Thomas and Sally Gunnell, and I was presented with my award by Danny Crates an ex Paralympic champion and Danny Nobbs, a current Paralympic Athlete. There were lots of famous faces there, such as Duncan Goodhew, Perri Shakes-Drayton, David Weir, Lee Dixon and Gail Emms, but my favourite was world amateur boxing silver medalist Anthony Joshua.
The Disabled Sport category was overseen by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson who said " I have Rhys as my No 1 as his CV was impressive for such a young athlete. It shows the power that sport has to transform someone’s life. I like the fact that he is involved in more aspects of the sport, not just as an athlete."
The same evening, my sister and my parents represented me at the Rhondda Cynon Taff Services for Young People Youth Awards. I was awarded the runner up position in the Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award.
Winters training continues, and I will travel up to London the end of November for a World Class Performance Programme Briefing.