Junior Heffernan Memorial Appeal

The Junior Heffernan Memorial Appeal "Olympic Legacy Project"

For Kelly College Foundation - Junior Heffernan Memorial Appeal appeal

Mar 08 2013

Mar 08 2016

The Junior Heffernan Memorial Appeal

It is with great sadness that we share the tragic death of one of our former Kelly pupils and Swim Squad members Junior Heffernan. Junior, age 23, a promising young International cyclist, died on Sunday 3rd March, when he was part of the leading group at the annual Severn Bridge Road Race near Olveston.


Junior's parents Denise and Bernard requested that we create an appeal page for those who wish to show their support. They know that Junior would like to be remembered by supporting the Kelly Olympic Legacy Pool Project appeal and they are proud to be associated with it as this will in turn give many more promising young athletes the opportunity to develop their talents and enjoy the aspirations and dreams that he had already begun to fulfil.


Robin Brew, Director of Swimming at Kelly College shares that 'Junior was a young man with an extraordinary gift and capacity for hard work. He was extremely kind hearted and his willingness to be generous with both his time and support to others is a true testament to his wonderful character. His parents have been a huge support to him and shared his love of performance sport. Junior’s time with us in the Swim Squad from 2004-2006 will always be remembered. He excelled at Kelly in both his academic studies and in the sport of Triathlon. He gained 9 A* grades at GCSE level and a year later competed at the Junior European Triathlon Championships. It was clear that Junior had a gift for cycling and went on to develop his interests and talent further. He was highly regarded in the cycling world and was quickly becoming a prospect for a professional contract. We will remember forever, Junior's steely determination and his wonderful personality; so many things to be proud of and so much to be thankful for….but so sad a life full of opportunity cut short.'

Event Location: Devon

Event Category: Active & Health > Cycling

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Money raised: £3,061.00

  • Charlie Revell, 19 Apr 2013

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  • This is a donation from the profit of the recent Jock Wadley Memorial road race. Please accept our sympathies for this tragic loss.

    Colchester Rovers Cycling Club, 15 Apr 2013

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  • Anonymous, 09 Apr 2013

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  • Michael Ford, 01 Apr 2013

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  • Hopefully this small donation will help the cause. Still think a lot about that Sunday alot...although I didn't know Junior personally, as a parent and fellow cyclist this is beyond devastating. Please stay strong...

    Justin, 22 Mar 2013

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  • Junior's family, friends & colleagues are in our thoughts at this sad time.

    Greg & Louise Mack - Greg's Cycle Repairs, 20 Mar 2013

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  • thoughts are with your whole extended family

    Tristan Robbins, 19 Mar 2013

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  • To the family of Junior Heffernan, please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. With sincerest wishes from all at Bristol Road Club, Lifecare, Argos, NEG, Commissaires and the riders involved on the day that Junior tragically died in the Severn Bridge Road Race.

    Severn Bridge Road Race, 19 Mar 2013

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  • John & Sara Luckham-Down, 19 Mar 2013

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  • Our thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time.

    Drew and Louise Bott, 18 Mar 2013

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