Jess Tullie wins Sports Personality of the Year
Badenoch & Strathspey Sports Council (BSSC)
Jess was recently recognised for her sterling competitive performances and volunteer work this season by the Badenoch & Strathspey Sports Council (BSSC) at it’s annual awards on the 19th May. It’s in recognition of her voluntary work promoting the sport amongst local school children, and her local club, BASOC and also for her recent successes as both British Middle and British Long distance Champion.
BSSC secretary Lynn Murray said "Jess has most recently been crowned British Middle and long distance orienteering champion and earlier this year took part in a world cup event in Tasmania securing 16th in the long distance and 23rd in the middle distance events."
"She was recently selected to represent Great Britain at the second round of the world cup series to take place in Norway and Sweden in the next few weeks."
"Her next goal thereafter is to gain selection for the World Championships to be held in Inverness at the end of July / beginning of August."
"Previously a full-time primary teacher at Abernethy Primary School, I understand that she has recently gone part-time to help achieve her goals and hopefully she will."
"Anyone who can compete in national championships carrying a broken arm and finish fourth obviously has the necessary inner strength and resolve to achieve her aims."
Badenoch & Strathspey Sports Council
BSSC have been very suportive, and recently awarded a £200 grant to each of three BASOC athletes towards their expenses in taking part in the World Cup round in Tasmania at the new year.
Badenoch & Strathspey Sports Council exists to promote sport, publicise and promote events, encourage cooperation between sporting clubs and maximise the use of sports facilities in the local area. Visit their website http://www.bandssc.co.uk for more details.