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