Charley Hull Makes Young SPORTY Cut

Ladies European Tour golfer Charley Hull has made the shortlist for the BBC’s Young Sports Personality of the Year awards, it has been announced.

A superb year for Hull in which she turned pro saw her become the youngest player to appear for either Europe or the USA in the Solheim Cup. The 17-year-old will now join athletes Dina Asher-Smith, Isaac Towers and Jessica Judd, along with swimmers Amy Marren and James Guy in the SPORTY awards.

Other young sportspeople who made the cut include weightlifter Rebekah Tiler, footballer Adnan Januzaj, shooter Amber Hill and canoeist Kimberly Woods.

The top three will be named on Blue Peter on December 12; three days before the awards night is held in Leeds.

Last year’s winner was swimmer Josef Craig, who became Britain’s youngest gold medallist at the 2012 Paralympics in London aged 15 after he won the S7 400m freestyle final by earning a new world record.

The award will be given to the outstanding sportsperson of the year who is aged between 17 or under on January 1, 2013.