Kilgraston pupil receives county award from top Scottish athlete

Kilgraston pupil receives county award from top Scottish athlete

12 March 2019

Adding to the thrill of the night, Freya was awarded her prize by elite Scottish athlete, and local girl, Eilidh Doyle. Commenting on the experience, Freya said: “It is fantastic to receive this award and just brilliant to meet Eilidh.”

However, this was not the first time Freya had been in close proximity to the famous sprinter. Just the weekend before, she had been picked to represent her athletics club, Strathtay Harriers, as a ‘kit carrier’ at the prestigious European Indoor Athletics Championships in the Emirates Stadium in Glasgow. Here, Eilidh, along with another Perthshire girl, Laura Muir, were competing. Over 140 sports enthusiasts attended the P&K Awards, which were held at the Dewars Centre in Perth on 8 March 2019.

Freya is a multi-disciplined tack and field athlete and is currently ranked top of the table in the UK for the Senior Javelin F37 category.

Freya’s mum Alison said: “Freya competes in track and field athletics and will be competing again this year in Scottish events and one main English event.”

2019 will be a busy year for Freya, who is looking to push on and maintain her place as one of Scotland’s top young athletes. Her progress has been phenomenal since she took up the sport six years ago with first places and personal bests being achieved on a regular basis.

Freya, who has cerebral palsy and is on a disability scholarship at Kilgraston, enjoyed a brilliant 2018 in which she gained a number of athletics firsts on both sides of the border.

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