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Olympic stars to spend time in Enderby and Huncote

Olympic Swimmer Ross Davenport and Olympic Team GB Basketball Captain Drew Sullivan will be running some practical workshops at Enderby.
Olympic Swimmer Ross Davenport and Olympic Team GB Basketball Captain Drew Sullivan will be running some practical workshops at Enderby and Huncote.

Two athletes who took part in the 2012 Games will be sharing their inspirational stories with local school children, sport teams and community groups during their visit to the district.

Olympic Swimmer Ross Davenport and Olympic Team GB Basketball Captain Drew Sullivan will also be running some practical workshops for people to take part in.

Ross is visiting Enderby Leisure Centre on Tuesday April 30, 3-4pm, during which the public will have the chance to have a coffee and a chat with the Olympian.

During the day he will also coach local swim lessons at the leisure centre, have Q+A sessions with pupils from CountesthorpeCollege, BrockingtonCollege, and RedHillField Primary School, and run a motivational workshop with Leicester Sharks Swimming Club.

Drew will be at the Pavilion in Huncote on Thursday May 23, 1-3 pm, where he will be sharing his inspirational Olympic journey with primary school children that took part in the recent district basketball league, followed by a practical skills workshop.

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

“It is fantastic that both Ross and Drew are able to take part in the roadshow and share their knowledge with sporting enthusiasts in our district. It will be interesting to hear about their Olympic experiences and I hope it will inspire people to follow in their footsteps in their chosen sport.”

The athletes are visiting as part of the Leicestershire and Rutland Sports Olympic and Paralympic Roadshow, a programme of visits that has been coordinated by Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport and supported by Inspire LeicesterShire 2012 Legacy Team.

These events have been coordinated with Blaby District Council and the School Sports Partnership.

Andy Reed OBE, Chairman of Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, said:

“LRS and Inspire LeicesterShire are delighted that our 2012 Olympians, Paralympians, Games Makers and Torchbearers have found the time to visit some of our Leicestershire clubs and schools.

“These visits are for the people of the county, giving them the opportunity to hear ‘first hand’ the stories of both athletes and volunteers alike, and inspire everyone to achieve their very own legacy from London 2012.”

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

Free Family Lifestyle Club to be held at Brockington College

A totally free and fun group aimed to help families make long term changes towards eating more healthily and being more active starts at Brockington College on Thursday 24 May 2012.

The Family Lifestyle Club (FLiC) is an eight week programme for children aged 8 – 13 and their families, where they can get hands-on in the kitchen together. They will experience our “bush tucker trial” and make good-for-you snacks like fruit kebabs and smoothies.

Parents also get the chance to find out more about healthier family eating from an NHS Dietitian – on topics like the eat well plate and sensible portion sizes – whilst children play new games with a Physical Activity Coordinator from Blaby Council.

Groups will be held every Thursday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Brockington College, Blaby Road, Enderby, LE19 4AQ – for eight weeks from 24 May 2012.

The sessions, aimed to help families be more fit and healthy, come as current national figures from the Department of Health report that one in four 10 – 11 year olds are over-weight.

One parent who took part in a previous programme with their children said,

“The boys have tried new foods and even had them again at home,” whilst another said, “The whole family have enjoyed taking part in FLiC”.

To find out more or to join the programme contact the FLiC team on 0116 222 7154.


Brockington College gets Olympic cash grant

Brockington College in Enderby has been awarded £6000 by the Department of Education.

The money has been made available to fund a scheme that encourages other schools to get involved in Olympic fever in the run up to the 2012 Olympics. Staff and students at Brockington will seek to inspire and engage other schools and young people in sporting events.

Seb Coe, chair of the London Organising Committee, is quoted in the Leicster Mercury as saying:

“Colleges like Brockington are brilliant advocates for London 2012, demonstrating what a positive difference linking learning to the Games can make.”



Sporting contest to discover the county’s top team

*Originally published 8th March 2011

Sports teams from across Leicestershire will battle to be crowned the county’s ‘super team’ at Brockington College on Sunday March 27.

The six-a-side tournament has been organised by Active Together Blaby and will see squads compete at dodgeball, rounders, tag rugby, ultimate frisbee, netball and a series of fun races to win the prestigious title along with some big prizes.

Teams can be made up of men, women or mixed with a minimum of six players and a maximum of ten. Participants must be aged 16 or over.

The competition costs £20 per team and squads must enter by March 22.

Registration begins at 9.30am and the event is from 10am – 3pm.

To enter or for more information email leisure@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7703



Double dose of Red Nose Day fun!

*Originally published 17th February 2011

Two fun packed Red Nose Day events have been organised in Enderby to raise money for Comic Relief 2011.

Active Together Blaby have organised a sponsored Zumbathon at Enderby Leisure Centre on Friday March 18 followed by a Smiles 4 Miles Fun Run starting at Brockington College on Sunday March 20.

The Zumbathon starts at 6.30 pm and people are challenged to go the distance with three hours of moving and grooving to hypnotic Latin rhythms.

The Smiles 4 Miles Fun Run challenges people to run, jog or walk a short distance course around Brockington College and the surrounding area in fancy dress.

There are three races on the day for different age groups, these are:

  • Junior Race – 1km course for under 12s, starts at 10am
  • 12-15 years – 1.5km course, starts at 10.30am
  • Adults – 5km course, starts at 11.05am

Entry is £5 for adults and £2 for juniors (under 16s). A family ticket (two adults and two juniors) costs £12.

To enter the run or for more information on either event contact Blaby District Council’s health and leisure team on 0116 272 7703, email leisure@blaby.gov.uk or visit the Council’s website (link below).

Associated links

» Blaby District Council

» Comic Relief 2011