Batonbearer Stories - Mason Silver


Batonbearer Stories – Mason Silver


Mason Silver, promising 15 year old footballer, will be carrying the Queen’s Baton at North Solihull Sports Centre as part of the Queen’s Baton Relay in Solihull on Tuesday 26 July. Mason was nominated by his school, Smith’s Wood Academy, for his outstanding contribution to sport both in and outside of school. He has the most Academy Colours of any student in his year, having four to his name already.

Mason plays football for his school and for two teams on weekends, playing in both Saturday and Sunday leagues. He dedicates much of his time when not playing himself to supporting younger players to fulfil their potential. He supports and leads coaching for junior teams at his clubs and for younger year groups at his school.

A positive role model for younger children, Mason is always pushing himself and those he coaches to be the best they can be. His school say he is a kind hearted young man, and he has participated in numerous fundraising activities for charities as well as for his football club. He is a passionate all round sportsman who has represented his school at football, basketball, badminton, swimming, rowing and several athletic disciplines.

Mason hopes to be a professional footballer and sports therapist when he leaves school, and there’s no doubt that his dedication and sound character, allied to his significant talent, will be of enormous help in achieving his ambitions.

Mason's leg of the relay will form part of a large community event at North Solihull Sports Centre, which will include sporting activities and demonstrations for all the family. The event will get underway at 10am. 

For more information about the Queen’s Baton Relay in Solihull click here