28 October 2014
Swimming star and Olympic hero Rebecca Adlington hosted the 2014 Bernard Matthews Youth Awards. The awards honoured inspiring young people from Norfolk and Suffolk in seven categories - sport, education, charity, arts, food and farming, bravery, and community - and there was also a hero award for adults who are real young people’s champions.
Rebecca was the perfect host for the 6th Bernard Matthews Youth Awards given her status as an ambassador and role model for young people. During an exceptional career, Rebecca has won multiple Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth Games gold medals, and competed in four Olympic finals, winning two Gold and two Bronze medals. She is a fitting choice to help Bernard Matthews celebrate the dreams, goals and ambitions of young people across Norfolk and Suffolk. As a world record holder and one of the most successful female athletes in British Olympic history Rebecca was an inspiration for the exceptional young people recognised and rewarded at the Bernard Matthews Youth Awards.Commenting on her visit to Norwich Rebecca said:
“It’s a pleasure to be asked to help recognise the achievements of young people in Norfolk and Suffolk. It was great to chat to the nominees and to see what talent there is in the region!”
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