Inspirational para-athlete drives a Galloway Tank

Para-athlete Shelby Watson driving a Galloway Tank
Para-athlete Shelby Watson driving a Galloway Tank

Multiple world record holding para-athlete Shelby Watson took on another challenge recently when she was invited to Garlieston to drive a tank!

The 19-year-old T33 wheelchair racer from Johnstonebridge was followed round the Galloway Tanks course by an ITV film crew for a feature on Shelby that is expected to be aired later this week.

Afterwards, Steve Hanna from Galloway Tanks said: “Shelby is just and inspiration. A lot of people today, able-bodied, can look up to her. She’s a real star and there is a real spark there.

“Getting in a vehicle like a tank is not easy but she did it.

“She works hard, trains hard and plays hard!”