Paralympic champion to present Bassetlaw Sports Awards

Sophie Wells (MBE)
Sophie Wells (MBE)

A member of Great Britain’s World and European dressage team, with Paralympic and World Championship titles to her name, will grace the 18th annual Bassetlaw Sports Awards.

This year’s sporting celebrity has been announced as a Sophie Wells MBE.

The 24-year-old from Lincoln will be in attendance on Friday 5th December to give an inspirational speech and to present the category winners with their trophies.

Wells was born on with Amniotic Band Syndrome, an unusual condition that affected her hands and ankles.

She lost many fingers, along with movement and feeling in her feet, and suffered nerve damage in her lower legs.

Despite that, she has risen to the top of Paralympic sport and competed at able bodied level.

Tony Wright from Bassetlaw Council’s sports development team said: “I am really looking forward to meeting Sophie and hearing what she thinks have been the real influencing factors in her becoming a Paralympic and World Champion.”

“The sporting celebrity is always a key part of our annual ceremony and with having Sophie with us this year is really exciting.”

To request a nomination form for this year’s awards, please contact 01909 534523 or email

The deadline for nominations is Monday 3rd November 2014 and the winners will be announced at a ceremony at Worksop College, on Friday 5th December 2014.