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TUESDAY 29 July 2014


Proud families watch our heroes Phillip Rollo


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It’s been an exciting few days at the Commonwealth Games for Nelson’s top sporting stars – and equally so for their families. On Monday morning lawn bowler Jo Edwards won Nelson’s first gold medal of the games with a thrilling win over the defending Commonwealth Games champion from England. Watching on was her Nelson lawn bowler Amy Mcilroy with her bronze medal and “immensely proud” coach and parents Raewyn and Tim Brenton in Glasgow. husband Dave Edwards. told Nelson Weekly it was a or five years before they were Jo later said she’d worked hard- great moment. “A dream come married.” er before these games than any true really. The walk into the There are 11 Nelson athletes at other. “It’s a very, very proud stadium at the opening was in- the games and so far the medal moment. A hell of a lot credible she said. She tally for them is three. One of of hard work has gone truly proudly repre- each colour after Bryce Heem’s into this campaign. sents New Zealand.” All Black sevens side lost the I’ve probably worked Amy’s husband Shan- gold medal match against harder than for any non Mcilroy is also South Africa, earning them a other,” she told the competing in the lawn silver medal. New Zealand Herald. bowls. His triples team Tim says the atmosphere and Another thrilled Nelwere knocked out in hospitality at the games is sonian was Tim BrenJo Edwards the quarter finals, but fantastic. “We’ve been so imton as he watched his with her gold he still has the singles pressed by the hospitality of the daughter Amy Mcilmedal. to come. “It’s wonder- helpful and friendly local Scotroy win bronze in the ful to have one, let tish residents.” women’s triples, alongside fel- alone both of them [competing Amy, Val and Jo are all in aclow Nelsonian Val Smith. in Glasgow]. Shan is definitely tion again this week, as is Tim and his wife Raewyn were very much part of the fam- Blacksticks hockey player Anin the stands cheering and he ily – he lived with us for four ita Punt.

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Nelson Weekly 29-07-14  

Nelson Weekly 29-07-14

Nelson Weekly 29-07-14  

Nelson Weekly 29-07-14