Carrick athlete Barkley gets boost from Mary Peters Trust

Andrew Barkley pictured alongside Eilish Rutherford, Chairman of the Mary Peters Trust, and Stephen Patton, Human Resources Manager at George Best Belfast City Airport. INLT 51-955-CON
Andrew Barkley pictured alongside Eilish Rutherford, Chairman of the Mary Peters Trust, and Stephen Patton, Human Resources Manager at George Best Belfast City Airport. INLT 51-955-CON
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Carrick athlete Andrew Barkley was one of the 30 sportsmen and women who attended the recent bi-annual Mary Peters Trust Podium Programme.

The event, sponsored by the Belfast City Airport Community Fund, which has invested approximately £250,000 into a range of local education, environment and community initiatives, provided athletes with an opportunity to learn from industry experts.

In addition to seminars in health, communicating with the media and managing their online presence, athletes also received a combined financial boost of £18,000 to further enhance their sporting career.