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
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