|Ex-Olympian Tessa Sanderson, proudly shows her gold medal to Duty Officer of Kilmakee John Thompson, Ashley McKinley, Tiny Life Charity, the Mayor of Lisburn City Council, Councillor Ronnie Crawford and Chairman of Leisure Services Committee, Councillor Brian Heading.|
|Tessa Sanderson helps the children with their javelin skills. Pictured are (I-r) Graham Feagan from Holy Child Primary School, Charlotte McCallum from Seymour Hill Primary School, Ben Gardner from Seymour Hill Primary School and Dayana Sunny from Holy Child Primary School. Also pictured are the Mayor of Lisburn City Council, Councillor Ronnie Crawford and Chairman of Leisure Services Committee. Councillor Brian Heading.|
TESSA Sanderson CBE, visited Lisburn City Council's Kilmakee Activity Centre last Wednesday, as part of her tour of four Northern Ireland Councils over two days to endorse Sport Stada, a portable, modular stadium.
The Mayor of Lisburn, CIIr Ronnie Crawford was delighted to meet
Tessa at Kilmakee: "It is a pleasure for me to represent the people in
Lisburn in welcoming such an esteemed athlete to one of our Council's
leisure facilities. Tessa is very impressed at the role the Centre plays
meeting the recreational and leisure needs of the local people."
Chairman of the Leisure Services Committee, Cllr Brian Heading said: "Kilmakee Activity Centre plays a vital role in the promotion of fitness and well-being for the people of Seymour Hill and the Dunmurry area. To see an athlete like Tessa Sanderson compliment us on the facilities here is encouraging for everyone."
Children from Seymour Hill Primary School and Holy Child Primary
School were at Kilmakee to
join in the activities, together with representatives from Tiny Life Charity. Tessa spent time talking to the children, showing them her gold medal she won in the javelin event in the 1984 Olympic games and helping them with their javelin skills.
Speaking about her visit to Kilmakee, Tessa said: "I am thrilled to see both sides of the community coming together as part of today's event here at Kilmakee. I would encourage everyone in the Local area to use these great facilities."