One of Paisley’s medal winning Olympians receives a heroes welcome on Saturday at Kelburne Hockey Club in Paisley. Emily Maguire won a bronze at the women’s field hockey event at the London games, and took some well earned rest to take the time to visit her old club in paisley, giving some potential young stars some training. Paisley’s MSP, George Adam was also invited along to the event after lodging a parliamentary motion congratulating the Paisley girl.
Speaking on Emily’s visit, George said;
‘It was fantastic to meet Emily at last after congratulating her through lodging a parliamentary motion. She is not only and inspiration to Paisley hockey hopefuls but to all across Scotland. She has such a great personality too, taking time to talk, train and get photographs taken with everyone that asked. She is a proud Paisley buddie and it was a real pleasure to meet her.’
Emily, who plays for the pro-hockey club Reading, started playing hockey from the age of five. Throughout her teenage years the 24 year old played for Kelburne Hockey Club. The bronze medal that she collected at the Olympics adds to the silver medal she won this year in Argentina in the Champions Trophy.
George’s Parliamentary Motion.
Motion S4M-03865: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/08/2012
Emily Maguire, Paisley’s Olympic Medal Winner
That the Parliament congratulates Emily Maguire, Paisley’s hockey Olympic bronze medal winner, on her success at the 2012 London Olympics; recognises the former Kelburne Hockey Club player’s dedication and commitment to her sport, and acknowledges what it understands is the continued support she has been offered by her former club and from the people of Paisley, which, it considers, will undoubtedly continue throughout her career.