announces special award for BMX world champion Liam Phillips
BMX star Liam Phillips was given a special award during the town's
annual Civic Service on Sunday (September 8th).
Mayor Cllr Martin Cox announced that Liam, who became the BMX
World Champion earlier this year, would receive a 'Mayor's Special
the sportsman is currently training overseas in California, his
proud parents Sharon and Pete Phillips, pictured, collected the
award on his behalf.
Mayor said: "Burnham and Highbridge residents are all very
proud of the achievements of Liam who, on July 28th, produced
a sensational performance in Auckland, New Zealand and became
BMX champion of the world."
was raised in Burnham and went to Berrow School, followed by King
Alfred School. Both of his parents were involved in BMX and Liam's
father, a former natioknal coach, helped to set up Burnham's BMX
Club and their facilities at Apex Park with the co-operation of
Sedgemoor District Council."
has been a member of Burnham BMX Club since the age of four and
this performance was the pinnacle of his achievements in his continuing
sporting career. We wish him all good fortune in his chosen sport,
wherever in the world that takes him."
Sunday's service, four local residents were also presented with
community awards, as featured