Thursday, October 17, 2013
Two district councillors have written to the prince urging him to consider Torridge as a partner, should the games come to the UK.
TWO Torridge District Councillors have written a letter to Prince Harry urging him to consider using the area to help host the Warrior Games.
Councillors Jane Whittaker and Barry Parsons feel Torridge District would be the perfect place to partner in the games, should they be brought to the UK.
The prince helped light the cauldron at the fourth annual games which were held this year at the US Olympic Training Venter and the US Air Force Academy.
The event is a competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans, with five US and a British Armed Forces team competing over six days.
Cllr Jane Whittaker said: “I read with some interest about Prince Harry’s involvement in the Warrior Games and his wish to have these games take place in Britain next year.
“We wrote to him in the hope that there would be an opportunity for the Torridge District to be a partner in the delivery of the 2014 Warrior Games.”
Cllr Barry Parsons said he thought Torridge was ‘more than able’ to deliver events of the calibre of the games.
He said: “Torridge has a track record of supporting activities of a comparable nature and has suitable venues from which to deliver them.
“We’ve had the Atlantic Water Sports here, the Olympic Torch and of course the Tour of Britain.
“For a rural area and small local authority, we can punch well above our weight.”