Since the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Rotary in Sherborne has each year awarded Olympic Bursaries worth £500 each, to two young people from the Gryphon School to help them achieve their sporting dreams for success.
Interested pupils are asked to apply giving details of their current level of performance, highest achievement in their sport, ambitions over the next five years and finally how the award would assist them in achieving success in their chosen sport. Only pupils with County and/or national level participation are asked to apply.
It is always pleasing for us to hear that these youngsters have gone on to achieve success in their chosen sport, so we were delighted to hear last week that young Amy Northam, one of our past bursary winners, has won bronze at the European Championships.
Congratulations Amy, and hopefully I will be able to tell you more about her achievement in a future blog post.
An evening walk, good company and a good meal – a great way to spend a summer evening.
Yarlington was our meeting place and the Stags Head provided a great meal afterwards. Now, I am aware that this is not in Sherborne, it is not even in Dorset, but it is just two miles from where I live and it was a real treat to have our members on my “home territory”.