Tag: olympic

Duncan Goodhew makes a splash at John Charles Centre

[slideshow] Olympic gold medallist swimmer Duncan Goodhew paid a special visit to the Aquatics Centre at the John Charles Centre for Sport. The 100 metre breaststroke gold medallist from the 1980 Olympic Games was in the city to provide a coaching session to a group of young City of Leeds

South Leeds schools attend Olympic event

Hundreds of children from 22 south Leeds primary schools took part in different Olympic-themed events to encourage youngsters to enjoy and take part in sports. The children were taking part in a special Schools Games as   part of Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week, with Olympic  silver  medal  Badminton  winner Gail Emms a

Olympic Torch Relay breakfast in Beeston

The folks at Beeston Parish Centre in Town Street, Beeston, will be offering up a special breakfast when the Olympic Torch passes through the area later this month. The centre will be open for tea/coffee and toast as the Olympic Flame passes through Town Street and Wesley Street at about 8.45am on

Girls-only boxing sessions set for Belle Isle’s South Leeds Youth Hub

Move over Rocky Balboa! Girls-only boxing session start at South Leeds Youth Hub on Thursday 21st June. The Belle Isle sessions are two hours each week and  will incorporate both boxing sessions and the Women, Get Set, Go! Sports Leaders award.  Anyone who attends the session will be put into a

South Leeds Sports Centre campaigers hold April Fools Day Olympic Torch run – UPDATED

A group of campaigners fighting to reopen South Leeds Sports Centre in Beeston have today held a mock Olympic torch run – and they claim a lack of sports facilities in the area will prevent local youngsters becoming Olympians of the future. The protest group, made up mainly of parents and