Rio sil­ver medal­list en­joys street party

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Star Courier (Surrey & Hants) - - NEWS -

THE sport­ing suc­cess of Olympic sil­ver medal­list and Rush­moor res­i­dent Phil Burgess was cel­e­brated with a street party in Farn­bor­ough on Sun­day.

Phil, 28, was a mem­ber of the Team GB Rugby Sev­ens team that went all the way to the fi­nal of the sev­ens tour­na­ment in Rio be­fore they were beaten by Fiji.

The Mayor of Rush­moor, Cllr Jac­qui Vosper, and the leader of Rush­moor Bor­ough Coun­cil, Coun­cil­lor David Clif­ford, joined the many rel­a­tives, friends and neigh­bours who at­tended the party for Phil in Cre­don Close.

A state­ment on the Rush­moor Bor­ough Coun­cil web­site said: “We are very proud to have an Olympic sil­ver medal win­ner here in Rush­moor. Well done Phil!

“Now the Olympics is over, we wish Phil con­tin­u­ing suc­cess in his rugby sev­ens ca­reer with the Eng­land team.”

Last week Mr Burgess told the & Mail: “The Olympics was an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, play­ing for GB was great as every­one re­ally bought into the team ex­pe­ri­ence. The way we came to­gether af­ter 10 weeks and put in some re­ally gutsy per­for­mances was great to be a part of too. It was ab­so­lutely amaz­ing to win a medal.”

Street party line- up at Cre­don Close, Farn­bor­ough, with Olympian Phil Burgess. Olympic sil­ver medal­list Phil Burgess with Cllr David Clif­ford and the Mayor of Rush­moor, Cllr Jac­qui Vosper.

The sport­ing suc­cess of Olympic sil­ver medal­list Phil Burgess was cel­e­brated with a street party in Cre­don Close, Farn­bor­ough on Sun­day Au­gust 28.

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