Mary Peters Awards for Lisburn swimmers

Photo by Aaron McCracken/Harrisons
Photo by Aaron McCracken/Harrisons

LISBURN City Swimming Club swimmers, Peter Sands and Rachel Bethel, were recently presented with Awards from the Mary Peters Trust in recognition of their swimming talents.

The awards were presented by Dame Mary Peters herself at a Ceremony recently held at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, to recognise sporting excellence and to support aspiring young athletes in Northern Ireland.

A Year 13 pupil at Wallace High School, Peter, currently a member of the Irish Junior and Ulster Squads, received the King George VI Sports Award while fellow Wallace High School Student Year 9 pupil, Rachel, herself a member of the Irish Youth and Ulster Squads, was the recipient of the Mary Peters Award.

Rachel also recently travelled to the d’Coque Olympic Aquatic Centre in Luxembourg to compete in the Annual Euro Meet where her performance qualified her for the European Youth Olympic Festival which will take place this summer in Utrecht, Holland.