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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

Enderby Dodgeball Club

Olympic Legacy in Enderby

Enderby Dodgeball Club, in line with the Olympic legacy, are passionate about getting people in to sport.

Contributor Simon Moody tells us that Enderby Dodgeball Club are looking for male and female players 15+ to get involved in a new exciting up-and-coming sport in Leicestershire.

The club’s beginner sessions are every Tuesday 8:30-10:30pm at Enderby Leisure Centre.

The club promises fun, competitiveness in an enjoyable atmosphere!

Thats not all, all new members get their first session free to give dodgeball a go!

Everyone is welcome to come along and join in and take part in a fun sport – that one day will hopefully be in the Olympics!

Enderby Dodgeball Club

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.”


Cllr Barry Garner holding 1948 London Olympic Torch

Big crowd at Blaby’s Olympic countdown

More than 500 people celebrated one year to the start of the London 2012 Games at the Blaby Family Day on Sunday July 24.

The event was organised by Blaby District Council as part of Open Weekend, a national programme of events counting down to the Games.

Volunteers, sports players, council members and people who had been nominated by friends and family for special achievements all took part in a relay with the1948LondonOlympic torch.

Councillor David Jennings, portfolio holder for health and community services said: “The day was a real success and hopefully everyone came away feeling inspired and excited about the next year’s games.”

Family activities included face painting, glitter tattooing, arts and crafts, mini toddler games, storytelling and fencing.

For more information on events and activities organised by Blaby District Council visit www.blaby.gov.uk, email leisure@blaby.gov.uk or contact 0116 272 7703.

Visit www.inspireleics.org.ukto keep up to date with all that is happening in Leicester and

Leicestershire to maximise the benefits of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Cllr Barry Garner holding 1948 London Olympic Torch
Councillor Barry Garner, chairman of Blaby District Council, holding the 1948 London Olympic torch