SportsAid Peterborough
Dates(s) - 24/04/2015 - 24/04/2015 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
SportsAid Peterborough Lunch Club, Holiday Inn Peterborough, PE3 6SG

Peterborough Sports Aid raises funds to support talented young sports people from the city with potential to achieve great things in the future.  It is delighted to announce it’s first lunch of the 2015 programme to take place at the Holiday Inn, Peterborough West on Friday 24th April, 12.00pm – 3.00pm where the speaker is retired British Swimmer and now media man Mark Foster.

A young Foster became the fastest swimmer in the country at only 15 years old, the start of what would be a fruitful and successful career. First selected for the British team in 1985, Foster won his first medal at the 1990 Commonwealth Games where he claimed Bronze in the 50m freestyle. Foster went on to prove successful at World and European Championships, however an Olympic medal was to elude an otherwise illustrious career. Controversially missing out on selection for Athens 2004, Foster came out of retirement to try and reach his Olympic ambitions at the Beijing games. Named flag bearer for the opening ceremony, Foster was unable to succeed in China and returned empty handed despite winning the 2008 FINA Short Course World Championships prior to the games.

Retirement has bought a multitude of opportunities Mark Foster’s way, including much charity work, after dinner speaking and media commitments foremost amongst which is as part of the BBC sports coverage, especially for swimming.  He has also appeared on a wide range of television shows, including ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.