Award win for para-table tennis player from Paisley

April 13, 2018 by  

A para-table tennis player who lives in Paisley has reason to celebrate, after he won one of the top prizes at a prestigious sports awards ceremony.

Martin Perry was named the men’s Parasport Personality of the Year during the recent NRS Scottish Sporting Awards, and he had to see off stiff competition to win this prize. The other shortlisted contenders were Gordon Reid, Micky Yule and Derek Rae. Prestonfield House in Edinburgh served as the venue for the night.

While Perry could not actually attend the ceremony in person, due to the fact that he has only just returned from winning bronze at the Italian Open, he was able to express his joy at winning the award, via a recorded video message.

According to the Gazette, he also stated in this message that he has started training for the upcoming Slovakian Open and that it was an honour to win the award when he was up against such a talented group of rivals, before going on to add:

“I just want to congratulate those guys on having such successful careers to date, and I’m sure they will continue to go from strength to strength. I look to follow in their footsteps by going to the Paralympic Games.”

Award ceremonies of this kind are often promoted via the use of poster printing.