~ Forest Feast launches its sponsorship of the
AquaSprint Junior Swimming League with help from Paralympian, Bethany Firth ~

26th October, 2016 – Forest Feast, the multi-award winning premium fruit and nut snack company, and Swim Ulster today announced that Forest Feast will continue to sponsor the AquaSprint Junior Swimming League for the seventh consecutive year. The sponsorship agreement was launched by Team GB Paralympic swimmer, Bethany Firth.

The Forest Feast AquaSprint Junior Swimming League will see 1,500 young swimmers from 26 clubs across Ulster compete in a series of league fixtures in four divisions, culminating in the eagerly anticipated league finals in June 2017.

The four-time Paralympic gold medalist and 200m world record holder, Bethany Firth, joined young swimmers at the launch in Bangor Aurora Aquatic & Leisure Complex to encourage the young competitors as they look forward to an exciting season of racing.

Bethany commented, “It is great to know that the AquaSprint Junior Swimming is supported by an exciting company like Forest Feast. The support from Forest Feast benefits everyone involved in swimming in Northern Ireland as it allows young swimmers the chance to reach their full potential. Some of the junior swimmers of today will be the Olympians of tomorrow but every junior athlete will experience the positive benefits that competitive swimming can bring such as persistence and responsibility – all while making new friends and having fun at the same time! It’s exciting to see the wealth of talent on display today and I want to wish all the swimmers taking part in League the best of luck!”

Speaking about the sponsorship, Deirdre Burns, Marketing Manager at Forest Feast said: “Forest Feast is delighted to be the official sponsor of the AquaSprint Junior Swimming League. We are passionate about local sporting initiatives and are proud of our continued support of the AquaSprint League, which gives local youth the opportunity to get involved in swimming. We look forward to our continued work with Swim Ulster to encourage and support children to lead a healthier and more active life while also realising their sporting potential. It’s an absolute pleasure to have Bethany involved in the official launch, she is an inspiration to all those involved in the league and has provided great encouragement to the young participants.”

Linda Stoops, Swim Ulster, added, “Swim Ulster is delighted to have the continued support of leading snack brand Forest Feast to sponsor and showcase the AquaSprint Junior Swimming League. Over the course of our seven-year partnership, the Forest Feast AquaSprint Junior Swimming League has nurtured the talent of thousands of young swimmers. Each year the League has gone from strength to strength and this year promises to be our best yet!”

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