World record holder Amber Hill will be in the spotlight tomorrow as she heads to London to attend the annual SportsBall, hosted by charity SportsAid.
This has been a fantastic year for the 16-year-old Skeet shooter, who won gold at the World Cup Ladies Senior level in Acapulco, Mexico. For this and many other successes this year, Amber has been nominated not only for SportsAid’s One to Watch award but Clay Shooting can also reveal that she has been nominated for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award.
Recently, Amber spoke to Clay Shooting‘s Nicola Heron about her shooting career so far and what an honour being nominated for the SportsAid award is. It was then that Amber revealed she has also been nominated for the BBC’s prestigious award:
Nicola Heron: You are going to be meeting a very special person in the Duchess of Cambridge. How did this come about?
Amber Hill: I have been nominated as one of just three athletes in the UK shortlisted for SportsAid’s One to Watch award, which will be presented by the charity’s patron, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge. It’s an honour to think people are recognising my achievements this year not just in shooting but outside of shooting. I have also just found out I have been nominated for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award in Leeds, which I’m really excited about. And it is a good excuse to go shopping to find a new dress!
Keep your eye on the Clay Shooting website and a future edition of the magazine for more from this interview.