Olympian Month

Tuesday 12th November – Sam Ruddock Visit
Our first visit will be by Paralympic Athlete Sam Ruddock.  In 2012 with just five months of athletics experience, Sam was selected to represent Great Britain at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the T35 100m/200m.

On his new role as an Athlete Mentor, Sam comments: “London 2012 was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced and I want to share with young people my own extraordinary journey. The Sky Sports Living for Sport initiative helps the young people involved to use sport to learn important life skills and to overcome challenges they may face.”

Friday 15th November – Bryan Steel Visit
In his role as a Sporting Champion, Bryan Steel, 2 times Olympic cycling medallist will be visiting Uppingham Community College on Friday 15th November 2013.

“I’m very much looking forward to visiting the Sportivate UCC Cycling Club project being run at Uppingham Community College in the Leicestershire and Rutland Sports Partnership area. It gives me a fantastic opportunity to inspire more young people and to give something back. Following on from the London 2012 Olympics/Paralympics, Sportivate helps create a lasting participation legacy and offers many young adults a brilliant opportunity to experience a wide range of sports and continue their involvement in a particular sport.

Monday 25th November – Anthony Clark visit
Former GB Badminton International and Olympian Anthony Clark will return to the College for his third visit in November as part of the Sky Sports Living for Sport Programme.  Anthony will be overseeing the first UCC Badminton Championships on the afternoon of the 25th with competitions for boys and girls in all 5 year groups.  Any students who would like to enter this tournament please register with Mr Lewin