Left to Right: Mike Gill Phoenix President, Karen Townend Olympic Torch Bearer, Michael Robb Event OrganiserKaren Townend visited Horbury & Ossett Phoenix on a special Ladies Evening organised by club member Mike Robb. Members and guests were surprised by the Chariots of Fire theme tune as Karen entered the room wearing her Olympic Games uniform and carrying the Olympic Torch.

Karen is from a well known Wakefield sporting family and has herself achieved excellence in swimming and netball and is now a keen golfer. Karen has worked in the NHS for many years and is currently a Practice Nurse.

Karen gave a very emotive talk on the lead up to the big day and her experiences as she carried the Olympic Torch through Wakefield towards the Chantry Bridge surrounded by cheering crowds and the well organised Olympic Support Team


Karen will be visiting Phoenix again in November at our Sporting Supper

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