Swan brothers reach international stage in athletic disciplines
Posted on 6th July 2019 by admin_eightwire
Connor and Patrick Swan are brothers from Hayle in west Cornwall who have each excelled in their individual disciplines on the International Athletics stage.
Patrick (left) has showcased talent in discus and shot put. In 2016, Patrick was the county, southwest schools and south west inter county champion, ranked 8th in UK U20 age group for discus, and 9th in the UK U20 age group for shot put. He has been the beneficiary of grants from Young and Talented Cornwall 4 times since 2012, which went towards travel, accommodation and competition costs.
Brother Connor (right), a talented young javelin thrower, received multiple grants from Young and Talented Cornwall, amounting to £1000 and £560 in 2012 and 2014 respectively. This money funded a new javelin for the athlete, as well as travel, accommodation and equipment expenses for competitions throughout the UK, at which he was ranked no. 7 in the UK in the discipline of javelin.
With thanks to their respective grants from the Young & Talented Cornwall, both Swan brothers have grown up to be representatives of Great Britain on the international athletics stage.