Morganstone presents award for Sporting Excellence

Morganstone presents award for Sporting Excellence

At an emotional awards night filled with laughter, tears, and truly inspirational stories, Morganstone, the Llanelli-based construction company, was honoured to present an award to a 16-year-old who has achieved true sporting excellence over the last 12 months.

The Pride Awards, run by the South Wales Evening Post, were held at the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, on April 16. The event is designed to recognise and pay tribute to local heroes and inspirational individuals from the local community.

Nia Jade Williams from Neath represented Wales and the UK in Tang Soo Do, a Korean Martial Art, at the International Tang Soo Do Federation World Championships held in Lisbon in July 2014.

Before she got there, however, she trekked some 400 miles from Northern Spain to Lisbon to raise money for the charity Pancreatic Cancer UK, a national charity fighting pancreatic cancer on all fronts: support, information, campaigning and research. She walked 20 miles a day for 23 days in temperatures of 38 degrees. She arrived the night before the championships.

Nia went on to win a bronze, silver and gold medal in three different disciplines. She has also previously won three gold medals in the European Tang Soo Do Championships in Beilstein, Germany.

On the night of the Pride Awards, she was revealed as the winner of the Sporting Excellence Award by legendary Welsh international fly-half Phil Bennett on behalf of Morganstone who praised all the hard work and dedication she has shown to her sport.

“Nia has shown that no matter how young you are, if you set your mind to it, you can achieve anything you want to. Not only has she returned European and World Champion from championships, she also trekked 400 miles to raise money for charity. She is truly deserving of this award,” commented Phil Bennett.

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