Civic honour for Buxton swim star Abbie Wood

Mayor Councillor Stewart Young presents swimmer Abbie Wood with a certificate to celebrate her success.
Mayor Councillor Stewart Young presents swimmer Abbie Wood with a certificate to celebrate her success.

The European medal-winning exploits of a Buxton swim star have been honoured in the presence of High Peak’s mayor.

Abbie Wood was invited to Buxton Town Hall to meet Councillor Stewart Young following her medal haul at the recent European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan

The 16-year-old won four medals at the inaugural games, taking gold in the 400m Individual Medley, bronze in the 200m Individual Medley and two medals, silver and bronze, as part of the Mixed Medley Relay Team and the Girls Medley Relay Team.

During her visit to the town hall, Abbie was presented with a certificate marking her achievement on behalf of the borough.

Cllr Young said: “I was delighted to meet Abbie and offer her our sincere congratulations on behalf of her home borough.

“It’s wonderful to see her enthusiasm and dedication to her sport.

“She has already achieved so much and I have no doubt that the hard work she invests in swimming will see her continue to enjoy sporting success at the highest levels.

“We’re very proud of her here in the High Peak and will be keeping a close eye on her progress.”

Abbie’s parents Julie and Darren both work for High Peak Borough Council.

Julie said: “It’s lovely that Abbie’s success has been recognised in this way and that, through swimming, she is raising the profile of sport in High Peak.”