Belfast Telegraph

Queen’s ‘inspires’ sporting excellence

Blind adventurer and international rower Mark Pollock has helped Queen’s University launch its new Inspiration in Sport series.

He was joined by school pupils and other sporting greats including Dame Mary Peters, Dr Jack Kyle and Dr Janet Gray at the event in Queen’s PEC.

The series has been created to help inspire young sportsmen and women across Northern Ireland and offers post-primary pupils an opportunity to hear and learn from some of our most well-known athletes.

At the first event in the series, Mark, who is now a globally renowned motivational speaker, spoke to dozens of young rowers and their parents in a bid to inspire them to greatness.

Other speakers at the event included Queen’s head rowing coach Mark Fangen-Hall, a former U23 rower for Great Britain whose appointment has now brought Queen’s Rowing in line with other successful rowing universities such as Durham, Reading, Oxford and Cambridge.

Queen’s Sport, which is continuing its programme of investment in sport for both students and the wider community, will be contacting schools across Northern Ireland in coming months about events across a range of other sports.

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