Town proud of pair
As Matamata’s Olympic swimmers Matthew Stanley and Penelope Marshall train hard in preparation for the London Olympics, Matamata residents can get behind them by signing a special banner that has been made to encourage them to do their best.
The Matamata Public Relations Association in conjunction with the Matamata Chronicle came up with the idea to get the banner made up.
The banner will be placed across Broadway to show residents and visitors just how proud we are of our Olympic swimmers.
Matamata Public Relations Association manager Sue Whiting said it was wonderful to be involved with the project which celebrated the achievements of Matthew and Penelope.
‘‘The PRA has funded the banner which is at the Information Centre. We want everyone to come in and sign the banner. It’s a big banner so there is room for the whole town to write messages of support,’’ Ms Whiting said.
the banner across Broadway during the Olympics, as we want everyone to see how proud we are of our talented swimmers.’’
A gold coin donation would be greatly appreciated, with all proceeds going to the Matamata Swimming Club.
Showing support: Matamata Public Relations Association members Graeme Guilford, Milly Keys and Sue Whiting with Graeme Laing, Ruth and Kevin Stanley, Shane Marshall and Tim Rogers.