Rowers to inspire future sports stars

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Rowers to inspire future sports stars thumbnailOlympic medallists Richard Chambers and Alan Campbell look over certificates granting them the Freedom of the Borough of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council under the watchful eye of the mayor, Cllr Joan Baird, and Rev. John Stanbridge. Wk50026

THE Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council says she hopes the achievements of the borough's three Olympic medal winning rowers will help inspire the next generation of sporting talent from this area.
Councillor Joan Baird made her comments at a ceremony in the council building on Friday during which the Freedom of the Borough was conferred on Alan Campbell and brothers Peter and Richard Chambers. All three won medals at the Olympics in London 2012, Campbell a bronze in the mens' single sculls and the Chambers brothers in the lightweight mens fours.
“All three are an important part of the borough's sporting story which has seen the Causeway Coast and Glens perform to a consistently high standard on the world stage and their Olympic success is a huge source of pride for the borough," said the Mayor.
“I hope their achievements and new position as Freemen will inspire us all, especially our sportsmen and women of the future.
The Freedom ceremony was followed by a civic lunch where the new Freemen were presented with a unique painting of a rowing scene on the River Bann by Coleraine artist Sara Cunningham-Bell.
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