Rio silver medallist enjoys street party
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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.