I had the pleasure of taking my ten-year-old great grandson to our first visit to the awards night of the swimming and lifesavers from Blyth Sports Centre on Saturday at the Comrades Club in Blyth.
I was truly amazed at the amount of awards that were presented to the very worthy winners of young children, teenagers and adults (some of them were not present as they were away in competitions representing their town and country in Holland).
In fact, many of them have represented their country in Italy, Holland, Australia and Germany, what an achievement from these young people who have brought recognition back to our town.
I was not aware that we had so much talent in our town, I know that we have young footballers, dance teams, boxing, karate, drama society and musicians and also a marching display band.
So to everyone who decries Blyth, let us look up to these people and applaud them for what they do.
The awards were well organised, well run and with a great turn out, with everyone enjoying themselves near the end of the night at a disco, and I must add everyone held the highest respect for each other and were very well behaved.
So hats off to everyone who brought pleasure to their tutors, and who clearly attributed endless hours teaching these young children.