Welwyn Hatfield Queens Golden Jubliee Grants

FUTURE potential Olympic stars from across Welwyn Hatfield lined up to receive funding that will help towards tuition and equipment.

Welwyn Hatfield Council dished out its latest round of Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award grants to 15 talented youngsters from the borough.

Their aims vary from succeeding in athletics, rugby, karate, gymnastics and badminton, to music and dance.

The grants were worth up to �250 each.

One of the youngsters, Lucy Moxham, a gymnast, told the WHT she was very proud of her achievement.


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The 11-year-old from WGC said: “I’m very pleased. I’ve been working hard for the last year and won a few medals so this makes it all worthwhile.”

Borough mayor Kim Langley, who presented the awards, said: “There’s such talent in our borough.

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“These youngsters achieve some truly outstanding feats with such enthusiasm and commitment to their futures.

“They are an inspiration and I look forward to seeing them achieve even more in the future.”

The 11 pictured with Cllr Langley are George Mills, Jason Marquis, Abigail Lee, Olivia Lee, Joe Gaynor and Eloise Meakins on the back row.

And on the front row, Daisy Watkins, Aaron Gammon, Lucy Moxham, Abbie Maxwell and Claire Humphries.

The four others who did not attend the ceremony are Stephanie Gaynor, Heather Myers, Nick Reiners and Alec Wing.

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