November 28, 2020

Sports heroes honoured by Premier

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Brett Fraser receives a monetary award from Sports Minister Mark Scotland and Premier McKeeva Bush.

Three Cayman Athletes, swimming superstar brothers Brett and Shaune Fraser, and Jordan “JJ” McLean were honoured during a special ceremony in Heroes Square.

Each athlete received a monetary award of an undisclosed amount from Sports Minister Mark Scotland and Premier McKeeva Bush.

Mr. McLean was recognised for his achievement in wave-runner racing, winning the World Championship of the 2011 Pro Runabout Limited World Title and the 2011 UWP-IJSBA National Title.

Shaune Fraser receives a monetary award from Sports Minister Mark Scotland and Premier McKeeva Bush.

Brett Fraser was recognised for winning the Gold medal in the 200m Freestyle, and his brother Shaune Fraser for winning the Silver in the same race.

Premier McKeeva Bush outlined all three athlete’s recent achievements, as well as describing some of their awards, and milestones reached in previous years, beginning with Jordan McLean, who Mr. Bush described as an “ambassador” for the Cayman Islands through his dedication to extreme watersports.

Next Mr. Bush turned his attention to the Fraser brothers, who, he said, were both looking forward to competing in the 2012 London Olympics. “You go

Jordan McLean receives a monetary award from Sports Minister Mark Scotland and Premier McKeeva Bush.

and get them, boys,” he said.

Mr Bush issued a challenge to the athletes to mentor some of Cayman’s young sportspeople, and to tell them exactly what was involved in becoming a star.

“Brett and Shaune both seek opportunities to inspire others to excel. I am especially proud of them,’ he said.
“I say congratulations to these young men and to all who have trained and mentored them. I want to thank the coaches and I want to thank the parents,” he said.

Minister of Sport, Mark Scotland said:

A crowd of well-wishers were drawn to Heroes Sauare to see the young sports stars publically honoured.

“Shaune and Brett have been making history for many years. I had the good fortune of attending the Pan Am games, and I can tell you that these two young men are the best swimmers in the Caribbean region.”

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