Hayley Fitzsimons, Silver Sport Scholarship student travelled to Canada earlier this month to represent Waterford AC in the 7th World Dwarf Games
The 7th World Dwarf Games took place earlier in the month and Silver Sport Scholarship student Hayley Fitzsimons from Waterford was part of a nine athlete team that travelled to Canada representing Waterford AC.
Hayley's disciplines were the Shot, Discuss, and Javelin where she took home 3 world silver medals contributing to Ireland's haul of 17 medals in total.
Along with her college studies and relentless training Hayley also found time to travel to Dáil Eireann to petition for funding for the Irish team. Unfortunately the Irish team must fund the whole trip themselves. Thankfully this year some funding was secured from Sport Ireland and a promise made to look at funding going forward. Well done Hayley.