A WHEELCHAIR sport athlete has lent a helping hand to develop the sports stars of
GB basketball ace Lee Fawcett dropped in at Carlton and Faceby and Bilsdale Midcable Chop Gate Confederated Primary Schools to pass on the secrets for success.And the athlete was impressed with what he saw.
The 34-year-old, of Middlesbrough, who’s training for the London Paralympic basketball squad for 2012, said: “Sport is very important for youngsters and helps with their discipline.
“Pupils here are great and have asked very pertinent questions about sport and disability.”
The event was part of National School Sport Week, run by Lloyds TSB and the Youth Sport Trust.
The school’s pupils, aged from four to 11, are being visited by top sportsmen and Paralympic athletes.
They include promising Yorkshire cricketer Henry Chadwick, 16, and Chamilla Gamage, a Sri Lankan cricketer and current pro at Stokesley Cricket Club.
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