Sporting Success Celebrated

Local sporting success will be celebrated at the Town Hall this week.

Members of the Team England Homeless World Cup will be presented with certificates acknowledging their achievements. In addition local teenager, Dylan Beaumont will also meet the Lord Mayor to celebrate his triumph in the World Dwarf Games.

Fresh from the World Cup in Poland, ladies team members, Rebecca Mushrow and Lisa Gornell helped secure the Equality cup after a penalty shoot-out against Wales. And although the men didn’t bring home any silverware they were a credit to the team and their country.

James Buckley, who first played for the England in Paris in 2011, made an amazing leap to join this year’s team as head coach and is now studying at university.

Elsewhere, Warbreck teen Dylan Beaumont has just returned from Michigan, USA as part of Team GB to take part in the World Dwarf Games, the largest sporting event in history exclusively for athletes with dwarfism.

Dylan returned with a staggering 8-medal haul, including a magnificent but hard-earned gold medal as part of the GB football team that beat USA 3-2 in the final.

He also came away with five silver medals in javelin, where Dylan threw a personal best of just under 15 metres. He was also successful in badminton, curling and boccia and took away two bronze medals in basketball and hockey.

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Gary Millar, said: “The dedication and commitment shown by these individuals is an inspiration to us all.

“Their hard work and determination in their sporting fields has paid off massively and I am honoured to be welcoming them to the Town Hall.

“I hope these four people build on their recent successes, these are the kind of role models we need for generations to come and I wish them every success in whatever they decide to do next.”

Dylan’s achievement is even more amazing considering four weeks before he was due to fly out, he was struck down with appendicitis and required emergency surgery. Amazingly enough, Dylan still travelled to Michigan and took part in the under 15s age group.