Top athlete gets new backing

Olympic-hopeful long jumper Patrick Sylla is leaping forward with the help of a new sponsor, Douch Family Funeral Directors.

The long and the short of it

One of the country’s most promising long-jumpers is being sponsored through his winter training by Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors. Patrick Sylla, 18, is currently fifth in the senior rankings and number one in the under 20 category. His longest jump is 7.61 metres (24.9ft) – a double decker bus is 31ft long – and he wants to become an … Read More

Going great lengths to help Patrick succeed

A Bournemouth college is urging the whole community to get behind a student who is set to make his debut on the world stage of athletics. Avonbourne Trust is sponsoring sixth former and long jumper Patrick Sylla as he prepares to propel himself into the international limelight in the World Junior Athletics Championships in Poland. And the Trust is urging … Read More