Olympian shoots hoops with local students

Team GB Basketball captain Drew Sullivan has shared his Olympic story with local school children as well as taking part in a basketball masterclass.

The current Leicester Riders Forward visited the Pavilion, in Huncote, on Thursday May 23, and provided 85 students with an insight into his life as an elite level athlete, describing how he got involved in the sport and his inspirational journey to the Olympics.

Schools that took part included Greenfield Primary School, Huncote Community Primary School, Kirby Muxloe Primary School and Millfield LEAD Academy.

Claire Jarvis, Sports and Recreation Development Officer at Blaby District Council, said:

“It was great to hear Drew’s story and I hope it will inspire people to follow in his footsteps in their chosen sport.

“The fact the children had the chance to take part in a practical workshop with Drew was a fantastic experience, and I’m sure it will be something they’ll remember for a long time.”

Debra Chauhan, Teacher from Millfield LEAD Academy teacher tweeted:

“The children had a fab afternoon – sending a big ‘thank you’ from the Millfield Team!”

The basketball player’s visit was part of the Leicestershire and Rutland Sports Olympic and Paralympic Roadshow, a programme of events that has been coordinated by Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport and supported by Inspire LeicesterShire 2012 Legacy Team.

For more information contact the Health and Leisure team at Blaby District Council on 0116 272 7703 or email leisure@blaby.gov.uk

Alternatively visit www.lrsport.org/olympicandparalympicroadshow

See also:  Olympian stars to spend time in Enderby and Huncote  [EYE news item April 27th 2013]

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