Commonwealth Silver Medallist
Commonwealth Silver Medallist Sally Peake has visited County Hall, where she
was formally congratulated on her achievement.
Sally was welcomed by Chairman of Flintshire County Council, Councillor Glenys
Diskin, JP, and Leader of the Council, Councillor Aaron Shotton.
Sally, who is from Hawarden, achieved her Silver Medal at the Commonwealth
Games in Glasgow last year for the Pole Vault.
As well as competing on the international arena, Sally also works as a
physiotherapist, working in the evenings to allow her to train during the day.
Sally continues to work as she receives no funding from UK athletics although
she is given a small grant from Welsh Athletics. She is currently looking for
funding so that she can replace poles that were lost in transit (by the
airline) just before the Commonwealth Games. She competed at the Games on
Chairman of the Council, Councillor Glenys Diskin JP, said:
“It was an honour and absolute pleasure to welcome Sally to County Hall. I have
known Sally and her family for 30 years, and they are a lovely family. To
achieve silver at the Commonwealth Games is a fantastic achievement – even more
remarkable to do it on borrowed poles. I am hopeful that we can help raise her
profile and help her to get some funding.”
Councillor Aaron Shotton, Leader of Flintshire County Council, said:
“Sally is an inspiration – the county is extremely proud of her. Her
dedication, determination and achievements are extremely impressive. Sally
deserves to compete on poles of her own. It would be fantastic to find
sponsorship for her and I would urge our local businesses to step forward and
provide any assistance that they can to Sally.
Sally has now set her sights for Rio, and the next Commonwealth Games. She
I would just like to say thank you very much to Flintshire County Council for
the support and recognition shown to me. Hopefully I have inspired some young
North Wales athletes to follow their dreams and aspirations too. Anyone who is
able to help me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured left to right are Councillor Aaron Shotton, Sally Peake, Mike Welch
(FCC), Councillor Glenys Diskin and Mrs Christine Peake, Sallys Mum.