Two girls from Newcastle High School for Girls have been awarded a prestigious Sport Newcastle Rising Stars Award.

Jane Brown, National Biathlon Champion and Ellie Mahon, an outstanding middle distance runner and Inter Counties 800m Champion, are two of only a handful of young talented sporting stars who have been selected for a Rising Star Award.

The girls will be presented with their awards in March at a prestigious dinner held at the Civic Centre in Newcastle.

Jackie Atkinson, Director of Sport at Newcastle High School for Girls, said: “Eight girls from NHSG were nominated for a Sport Newcastle Rising Star Award this year representing a variety of sports from climbing to trampoline to netball.  I am so proud of all the girls’ achievements and of course delighted that Jane and Ellie will receive recognition for the achievements.  I am very excited about their future sporting careers.”

Last year, three girls from the School also achieved a Rising Star Award: Ellie Hind (Fencing), Millie Jackson (Skiing) and Asmita Chaudhari (Badminton).

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