Over 140 young aspiring athletes from our region attended the country’s largest multi-sports training centre last week as part of Get Ahead Partnership’s Future Stars programme.

26 North Lincolnshire Primary Schools visited the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, the former training ground of Olympic Gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill. Pupils were treated to a guided tour around the EIS’ elite sports complex and took advantage of the world-class facilities by partaking in organised activities such as athletics, boxing and basketball.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to inspire our gifted and talented pupils, and encourage them to continue to flourish in the field of sport and physical activity,” said Liz Notman, Development Manager of Get Ahead Partnership. “The EIS is one of the premier training facilities in the UK and houses many elite level athletes. Seeing this will hopefully spur our young people to become the best that they can be, in sport, or any aspect of their lives.”

Jo Potter of St Augustine Webster CV Academy said “This trip is a great opportunity for our pupils who show a real passion for sport. They had a fantastic time using the facilities and seeing where our country’s top athletes train. It has been an inspiration to them all.”

“I have enjoyed all the activities, it has been an amazing day!” added a pupil from Bowmandale Primary School.

Get Ahead Partnership works closely with primary, secondary and special schools in order to develop opportunities in PE and Sport for all young people in the North Lincolnshire area. Their Future Stars programme aims to raise aspirations and inspire pupils who show a passion for sport and give them motivation and encouragement to lead active lives and potential to become the country’s future Olympians.

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Mon Jan 29th at 10:45 AM