Sporting heroes provide inspiration

Two sporting heroes provided some inspiration to a group of future champions at an event for more than 700 Year 4 and 5 students. International hurdler Sara McGreavy and basketball player Tom Connors were the special guests at Stevenage s eighth Mini Olym

Two sporting heroes provided some inspiration to a group of future champions at an event for more than 700 Year 4 and 5 students.

International hurdler Sara McGreavy and basketball player Tom Connors were the special guests at Stevenage's eighth Mini Olympics.

Sara, who recently won fifth place in the 60m hurdles at the European Indoor Athletics Championships, showed the youngsters her medals and told them her story of dedication and determination.

Tom, a street basketball player, spent the day teaching the students Harlem Globetrotters-style tricks.


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Stevenage Borough Council organises the Mini Olympics for school children from across the town.

The council's sport development officer Matthew Warren said: "The Mini Olympics are always a great success but it was particularly special this time to have Sara and Tom come along to inspire the young people and share their skills and experiences.

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"Both Sara and Tom said the Mini Olympics were by far the best event they had been to and both would love to come back to the next one.

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