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Jun 2015

Wilsons Auctions Helps Local Athlete On Her Road To Success

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Wilsons Auctions has recently signed a sponsorship deal with local triathelete Laura Wylie.  Laura is from Dunadry, County Antrim and is a member of the Hi Elbow Triathlon Club.

Triathlon is an Olympic and Commonwealth Sport and has been recognised as the fastest growing sport in Ireland. 

Laura says of the sponsorship “I'm thrilled to have the backing of Wilsons Auctions over the next 2 years. Their support will go a long way in helping me.  I train and race across the UK and Ireland, so their assistance will be much appreciated as I continue with my goal of racing elite."

Laura continues, “Wilsons Auctions is a highly successful local, home-grown company with an international reach; I'm a local athlete with a growing international reach. I love that Wilsons Auctions are supporting local athletes and am excited to see what we can achieve together!”

Amy McCourt, Media and Marketing Executive of Wilsons Auctions says; “We are a company who likes to give back.  As Laura mentioned we are a local family grown business and are delighted to be able assist in the development of local talent.  Laura has been doing exceptionally well in her competitions to date and we are proud to have our brand name associated with such talent.”

Check out Laura’s achievements to date;

  • Winner of 2014 Triathlon Ireland National Series (20 – 24 age group)
  • Selected for the Irish National Team for the World Triathlon Championships
  • in Chicago, USA, in September 2015
  • Selected for the Irish National Team for the European Triathlon
  • Championships in Geneva, Switzerland, in July 2015
  • Selected for the Triathlon Ireland National Elite Squad
  • Multiple wins and podium places at 15 triathlon races nationwide
  • Selection for Team Ireland at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan