MWR Solicitors invest in Preston champion BMX racer

A young Preston sports star is set to benefit from MWR’s pledge to financially support flourishing local athletes.

British and National champion BMX racer Ross Cullen who is just 11 years old has been awarded £250 from MWR which will help him win major competitions. Ross is the latest local amateur sports star to benefit from MWR’s community investment programme.

Ross, who lives in Higher Walton and attends Coupe Green Primary School, will soon compete in the European Championship finals in France.

Ross said: “I am hoping to gain a podium finish in the European Championships and with the World Championships coming to the UK this year; it would be fantastic to perform well on home turf.

“I want to make a career out of the sport and represent Britain at Olympic level one day, the support from MWR Solicitors will help fund competition entries, travel and training which will help me to develop.”

Ross is the British and National BMX champion and is ranked world number four in his age group, following a successful competition at the World Championships in Copenhagen last year.

He trains up to three times a week at his BMX club, Preston Pirates and the National Cycle Centre in Manchester. Ross was recently shortlisted for the ‘young achievement of the year’ award at the MWR Preston Sports Awards.

Sadiq Vohra, partner at MWR, said: “Ross is an inspiration; he shows a true amount of dedication to his sport and is on the path to becoming a future British sports hero. Our mission is to help our clients solve their legal problems and we are committed to extending this to supporting sporting talent.

“We wish Ross and all our sponsored athletes every success in up and coming competitions.”
In addition to sponsoring Ross, MWR Solicitors is the headline sponsor of the Preston Sports Awards, the Lancashire Sports Awards and the Preston Schools Competitions. MWR also sponsor the Lancashire Football Association and are joint sponsors of the Sky Ride event taking place in June.

In 2010, MWR launched its Funds4Clubs scheme which is designed to help sporting, social or recreational clubs solve some of their funding problems. The Funds4Clubs members list is continuing to grow with over 30 clubs benefitting from the scheme.