David Finney named BBC West Midlands Unsung Hero
Posted: Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:15
David Finney was recognised as BBC Sports Personality of the Year's 2016 Unsung Hero for the West Midlands.
Although he is now an octogenarian, the coach and founder of Bridge Swimming Club in Redditch has retained his passion and enthusiasm for swimming.
Finney is an encouraging and supportive teacher and coach. He has helped countless children to reach their potential in the sport over the years.
Finney helped to launch the swimming club in Redditch in Worcestershire in 1972. When he retires early next year, he will have worked with the club for 45 years.
He also teaches youngsters at Redditch Swimming Club and is involved in coaching tennis and badminton in Selly Oak at the Stonehouse Gang Youth Group.
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