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College students put questions to Sporting Legend

College students put questions to Sporting Legend  
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Northumberland College students put questions to Sir Steve Redgrave at a celebrity fund raising golf day at Slaley Hall, which took place last week.

Redgrave is one of Britain's greatest Olympians, winning six Olympic Medals from 1984 to 2000 - five of which were consecutive gold medals.

The day was organised in aid of COCO, the international children's charity founded by Steve Cram.

Northumberland Sport worked with Steve Cram MBE to provide two Northumberland College students with the opportunity of meeting and putting questions to Redgrave about what motivated him to take up competitive sport. The students were selected to be a part of the event due to the commitment they have shown to the Northumberland Sport partnership during the year.

Northumberland Sport Makers have supported all kinds of sporting events such as the recent Race for Life at Northumberlandia and the Kielder Marathon. Students from the college have supported events that have seen over 3,000 participants take part in sport over the last 9 months and roles have included acting as event volunteers, marshals and stewards.

Claire Prime, 19, from Ashington who studies Sport and Exercise Sciences at Northumberland College, said: "Getting to meet such a successful sporting hero was a great opportunity and something I will never forget."

The Sport Makers initiative is a Sport England Legacy project that is being managed by 47 county sport partnerships across England with the aim of encouraging anyone aged 16 or over to get involved in sport.

Simon Chalk, Programme Area Lead for Sport at Northumberland College, said: "Behind every sporting event are volunteers, who help to make successful sports events happen. The Sport Makers, initiative helps people to develop new skills puts them in touch with sporting organisations and clubs."

Northumberland College recently received its best ever Ofsted inspection and offers a wide range of sports courses from beginners' level to an advanced level. Anyone wishing to find out more about courses should go to www.northumberland.ac.uk.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the Sport Makers initiative or who wishes to sign up to become a Sport Maker should go to www.sportmakers.co.uk