Mayor recognises visually impaired judo player on gold medal success
Wed, September 06, 2023
The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens has paid tribute to a local woman who took home a gold medal at the British Open Adaptive and Visually Impaired Judo Championships 2023.
Collette Kerr, a visually impaired member of Simply Judo ADAPTS Ballymoney, was part of the Irish Adaptive Judo Team who competed in the event in Cardiff last month.
Collette’s latest success comes after she won a silver medal at the event last year.
Welcoming Collette to a special reception in Cloonavin in recognition of her achievements, Councillor Steven Callaghan said: “I was delighted to hear about Collette’s success and I am certain the other members of her club, as well as her family and friends, are very proud of her.
“What makes her achievement all the more impressive is that Collette has only been training in judo for just over a year. She truly is an inspiration and I have no doubt that her determination will continue to pay off. I wish Collette all the best as she continues her journey.”