SOPHIE Leathley scooped the squad member of the year award at Northamptonshire County Badminton annual awards ceremony.
Sophie, aged 15, has been playing badminton since she was 11.
She plays for Brixworth Badminton Club, based at Guilsborough, and has played competitively for the last three years and at county level for the last two years.
Sophie currently plays for Brixworth Senior Team and the Northamptonshire County U17 squad.
She also plays for her school, Guilsborough Secondary school, and this year attained full colours for badminton and as far as the school matches are concerned, has an almost unbroken record.
Sophie is considered an inspiration to those around her showing plenty of enthusiasm, sportsmanship and team ideology. She was congratulated for her well-deserved achievement.