Agnes’s centenary landmark
A GREAT grandmother will be celebrating on Tuesday as she turns 100.
Agnes Mercer will be blowing out her candles at a celebration with friends and relatives, held for her at Anchor’s Café Bar at Denham Garden Village where she has lived for 21 years.
Mrs Mercer, who has two children, John and Gillian, five grandchildren and
11 great BRITAIN’S first female cricket agent has paid a visit to Amersham and Wycombe College to talk to students there.
Fara Gorsi, who is also a non-executive director at Lancashire Cricket Club and an FA Intermediary, spoke to students at the college about entering the sports industry.
She gave them advice on a career in sports and said: “The greatest barrier to progression in this business is being a woman in a male dominated sector. However, barriers
are coming down, grandchildren, said: “I have lived a wonderful life and I have no regrets. I have a great family and have made many friends along the way.
“My secret to a long life is that I get on with people. I have many happy memories and I have a especially in football and cricket. Campaigns such as This Girl Can are helping to raise awareness of women in sport.”
Ms Gorsi’s company has dealings with the likes of ManchesterCitystarKevin De Bruyne and Pakistan cricketer Mohammed Amir. Richard Dean, strong will to carry on.”
Denham Garden Village’s customer relations manager Jayne James said: “I have had the pleasure of knowing Mrs Mercer personally, as well as professionally, for more than 20 years and she has been a true inspiration. Mrs Mercer attends bingo here weekly and always looks amazing. She is a Lady in the true sense of the word.”
Mrs Mercer was married to the late Joe Mercer, a former chairman of the Licensed Victuallers National Homes.
She was born in West Silver Town, east London, and moved to Denham course leader, said: “It was a very successful visit where students gained exposure to another side to the sports industry. Feedback from them has been great, and I think it’s been an eye-opening visit for them all.”
Student Logan Basford said: “For the future, it’s changed my idea of what I want to do, and since the talk I’ve looked into sports management as my potential career.”
Ms Gorsi added: “It’s important our younger generation is inspired about sport.
“I’m delighted to be able to pass on my knowledge in the hope it may help