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Julie Thomas is overall champion in Womenspire 2019 awards

Julie Thomas, one of Wales Council of the Blind's trustees, was a double winner at Chwarae Teg's 'Womenspire Awards 2019'. The awards showcase the remarkable accomplishments of women across Wales and are intended to inspire future generations.

Julie was the winner in the 'Women in Sport' category, one of nine categories, for her achievements in vision impaired bowling. She then went on to win the title of 'Overall Champion' at the award ceremony at St Fagans Museum.

When Julie lost her sight ten years ago her life as a dedicated head teacher came to an end. However, her determination to form new interests led her to a bowls taster session. She now competes against sighted players and in 2018 she reached the National Welsh Elite fully sighted finals and was selected for the Commonwealth Games, coming back with a bronze medal.

Congratulations to Julie on a fantastic achievement! To find out more about the Womenspire Awards, visit the Chwarae Teg website.

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