Irish Sailing Association National 'Topper' Squad

Congratulations to Grosvenor pupil Tom Purdon, Form 4, who has achieved selection onto the prestigious Irish Sailing Association’s National “Topper Squad”.

The squad, which features 12 elite sailors aged 13 - 15 from across Ireland, will meet over six different weekends at various locations, from Dublin to Bangor, over the winter period.

Tom’s selection to this squad is particularly impressive as it is the second year in a row that he has been chosen to train in such exclusive company.  Participation in last year’s programme clearly paid dividends as it helped Tom to achieve a superb 2nd place in the ‘Topper’ class at the Northern Ireland Youth Championships, held in Bangor over the summer.

All at Grosvenor wish Tom the best of luck for the new sailing season, which begins in April, as well as in his preparation for it over the coming months.

Sailing star Tom Purdon, pictured with Grosvenor's Principal Mr Robin McLoughlin, who has been selected as a member of the eilte ISA 'Topper' Squad over the coming winter