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HILLING­DON Swimming Club’s Gil­lian Neal has been recog­nised for her out­stand­ing work.

She has spent years watch­ing her daugh­ters bring home swimming medals but has now been re­warded for the work she does within the club.

Gil­lian is a qual­i­fied swimming ref­eree, not only of­fi­ci­at­ing at nu- mer­ous meets for club, county and re­gion but she also sup­ports less ex­pe­ri­enced of­fi­cials by men­tor­ing them at galas.

Club chair­man Teresa Jones said: “Gil­lian gets things done with an ef­fi­ciency and a will­ing­ness that means these nu­mer­ous events can take place. She is calm un­der pres­sure, cheer­ful and al­ways ap­proach­able, whilst also be­ing able to take con­trol of a sit­u­a­tion and get ev­ery­one or­gan­ised.

“Gil­lian or­gan­ises all of the of­fi­cials for our club’s two big an­nual galas, which can take sev­eral weeks, if not months of plan­ning and also in­volves trav­el­ling and as­sist­ing at galas that other clubs are host­ing. She works tire­lessly and is an in­valu­able, ex­pe­ri­enced of­fi­cial and ded­i­cated am­bas­sador for our sport.”

n AWARD: Hilling­don Swimming Club’s Gil­lian Neal re­ceives her award

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