Olympic rowing legend, Sir Steve Redgrave, is visiting The Streetly Academy in Sutton Coldfield today, to kick off a series of school visits, celebrating the huge success of the Sporting Promise programme.
The initiative which is run by the Youth Sport Trust encourages more young people in schools across the country to take part in PE and school sport. It is a partnership between the Youth Sport Trust, Matalan and Sporting Pro.
In Sutton Coldfield, Sir Steve will be joined by Daniel Caines, gold medal winner in the 4 x 400m at the 2002 European Championships and Youth Sport Trust ambassador, to meet the students and throw themselves into some alternative sports that are part of the programme. The pair will try out Ultimate (Frisbee), Street Cheer and Jump Rope and will be joined by excited pupils from neighbouring Lindens Primary School, for a gymnastics masterclass.
On Thursday 8 May, Sir Steve will be visiting Northfield School and Sports College in Stockton with Amanda Coulson, British boxing champion in 2011. Ultimate (Frisbee), Street Cheer and indoor rowing will be offer for students to try with Sir Steve offering his expert tips to pupils from Priors Mill CofE Primary School.
On Thursday 15 May, Sir Steve will be at Flixton Girls School in Urmston, Manchester with Claire Cashmore, Paralympic double silver and bronze swimming medallist at London 2012. Dodgeball, Lacrosse and Ultimate (Frisbee) will be the alternative sports taking place with pupils from St. Mary's CE Primary School joining for the day.