Sir Steve Redgrave kicks off Summer school visits for Sporting Promise

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 Sporting Promise.

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.

Latest news

New data showing 2.1 million children inactive is 'unacceptable' says charity

Children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust has responded to new research showing that levels of physical activity among young people are increasing - but still ‘unacceptably’ low in schools.
Continue Reading

Charity puts pedal power behind Giving Tuesday

Loughborough employees from the Youth Sport Trust have swapped office attire for cycling shorts and trainers to pedal 108 miles in a day on a bike.
Continue Reading

'Young voices can be ignored no longer' say more than 140 children's orgranisations

More than 140 children's charities and organisations have made calls for children to be prioritised in Parliament when the next Government is formed. The National Children's Bureau has led calls through an open letter.
Continue Reading

Girls inspired and empowered to help peers become more active

The Girls Active Inspiration Day has returned for its fourth year in Northern Ireland.
Continue Reading