Congratulations to Etienne Maughan and Varun Bandi, who were both winners of Bedford Sports and Physical Activity Awards for 2021. Etienne won the Junior Personality of the Year Award, whilst Varun won the Junior Disability Sport Personality of the Year Award. Gracie Wall was also received a special commendation in the Junior Personality of the Year Award, and Sadie Werrett was also amongst the nominations.
All three athletes were recognised for their outstanding achievements during 2021. Etienne finished the season ranked 2nd in the UK in the under 17 80m hurdles and 4th over 100m, won the schools international, and set multiple club records, and she also helps out with Beagles. Despite some injury problems, Gracie got on the podium in both the English Schools Championships and won at the South of England Championships. Varun finished 3rd in the London mini marathon boys wheelchair race, and was also 3rd in the National Junior Disability Athletics Championships 200m wheelchair race.
For more information, see https://www.bedford.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/sports-and-physical-activity/sporting-events/