GB Beach Volleyball giant Chris Gregory will be inspiring youngsters in a Sportivate project at Wanstead Leisure Centre! Chris will be working with children, teens and young adults as part of key initiative to create a sporting legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
This project is managed by the Thames Gateway Foundation, a local charity, which seeks to inspire young people into a lifetime of sport. The Foundation provides opportunities to take part in free multi-sports activities taught by professionally qualified coaches. This Sportivate project has been made possible through funding from Sportivate and a partnership with Pro Active East London, Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure and Wanstead High School.
“I’m hopeful that I can inspire young people to sustain their sports participation. I’m really looking forward to visiting this exciting project!” – Chris Gregory.
Sportivate is the £56 million National Lottery funded Olympic and Paralympic legacy initiative that gives 11 to 25-year-olds who aren’t particularly sporty six to eight weeks’ free coaching in a new sport and then helps them find low costs ways to continue to play.
New figures published this year show that almost 250,000 teenagers and young adults have so far benefitted from free or discounted six-to-eight week sports coaching courses through Sportivate.
Of these over 200,000 have successfully completed their course, missing no more than one session.
To help inspire and motivate these Sportivate participants, Sport England’s Sporting Champions team of current and retired elite athletes, many of whom competed at London 2012 – will visit Sportivate sessions to share their experiences and enthusiasm for sport.
What: Thames Gateway Foundation Sportivate Volleyball Project
Where: Wanstead Leisure Centre, Redbridge Lane West E11 2JZ
When: 11 am on 27th November 2013 and 11am on 11th December 2013
Who: Chris Gregory GB Beach Volleyball