Jeff Gearey (right) presents the cheque for £380-58p to Jordan Lucas.

On Sunday evening at the Bell, a presentation was made to one of the town’s up-and-coming sports stars.
Supporters of the Whitchurch Sunday Fun Quiz presented a cheque to help Jordan Lucas continue his aims to become a world champion in his chosen sport of tumbling.

Fund Raising Quiz
The Quiz, which originated at the Railway Hotel then moved to the Harvest Home, is now run fortnightly at the Bell.
Organised by Jeff Gearey, Nick Copp and Barry Thomas, donations for a selected good cause are collected at the end of each evening. Other recent recipients have included local athlete Holly Croxford and the Countess of Brecknock Hospice.

Exercising those brain cells in the Bell.

Jeff Gearey made the presentation of £380-58p to Jordan in a packed pub, keen to support the young local sportsman.

Representing Great Britain
Earlier this year Jordan retained his British title in the British Championships for the third time, despite moving into the 17-18 year category. In addition he has been chosen to represent Great Britain at the World Championships this November, which are being held at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham. He has been selected to be part of the Senior Men’s Team, making him the youngest member at only 17 years old.

Jordan has been a member of the Basingstoke Gymnastic Club for the last four years, where he also helps coach some of the younger members. In 2009 he won a silver team medal in the European Championships. In last year’s World Age Group Championships in Metz he finished 7th in the 17+ category, despite being just 16 years and one month.

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