Salop Leisure sponsors young athletes
31st March 2016
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Shropshire caravan dealership Salop Leisure has signed a sponsorship deal with Shrewsbury Athletic Club!

The dealership, located just outside of Shrewsbury, were happy to sponsor awards for the highest ranked female and male athletes at the club’s annual awards evening, held this year at Salop Leisure’s Emstrey headquarters.

The 2016 award-winners were Hollie Williamson, 17, from Shrewsbury, currently ranked fifth in the UK in the under 17s women’s 80 metres hurdles and Jake Akindutrie, 15, from Wem, who is ranked 17th in the UK in the under 15s boys’ triple jump.

Hollie has been a member of the Shrewsbury Athletic Club from age 11 and is currently coached by Arnie Wray. Jake is relatively new to the club having joined June 2015, but added an extra metre to his personal best triple jump within just a few sessions with club coach Pat Higgins, who is also membership secretary.

Scott Higgins, Salop leisure’s holiday home sales and marketing manager, presented the award. He said: “Shrewsbury Athletic Club does a fantastic job in developing talented young people, which is something very close to the heart of our chairman, Tony Bywater.

“We are delighted to have established a good relationship to support the club both financially and through using our facilities and our contacts and look forward to this continuing to flourish in the future.”

Salop Leisure already supports Shrewsbury Town Football Club, Shrewsbury Cricket Club, Meole Brace Bowling Club, Shrewsbury and District Senior Citizens Bowling League and Telford Sunday Football League.

Seen in the picture: Scott Higgins (centre) presents awards to Hollie Williamson and Jake Akindutire, the highest ranked female and make members of Shrewsbury Athletic Club.

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