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PRSA get Paralympics plaque

Boston's Princess Royal Sports Arena and borough council staff have received official recognition for the assistance they gave members of the Egyptian Paralympian team last summer.

From left: Cathrine Herrick, business leader for London 2012 from Lincolnshire County Council, Cllr Stephenson, Janet Inman, Benjahmin Baker, PRSA operations manager, Pauline Chapman PA to strategic directors from Boston Borough Council and the lead volunteer co-ordinator for Boston's pre-training camp, Andrea Newbould, PRSA gym instructor, Gemma Sharp, PRSA general manager and Jacqui Chapman, PRSA administrator.

Athletes from the team trained at the PRSA before the Paralympics in London and were made welcome in Boston with a number of off-duty events such as meeting the Mayor in the council chamber, a trip to the seaside and a meal at a Boston restaurant.

Lincolnshire Sports Partnership presented the PRSA with a plaque to mark its efforts.

East Lindsey District Council leader and Olympic Champion for Lincolnshire, Cllr Doreen Stephenson, said: "2012 was an important year for everyone locally and nationally and I am delighted that Lincolnshire was one of only two areas in the East Midlands to host a Paralympic Team - the facilities at the Princess Royal Sports Arena were part of the provision and provided an excellent opportunity for the Egyptian Paralympic Team to prepare for the Games."

Janet Inman, chief executive of Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, and Cllr Stephenson presented the commemorative plaque to the PRSA.