Kelly Holmes

Dame Kelly Holmes leads an inspirational basketball class Britain’s double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes started running when she was 12 years old after being encouraged to by her school teacher. Now heavily involved in promoting youth sports herself, she reverses that inspirational role to lead a Key Stage 3 class in basketball at a Hampshire secondary school.

By incorporating martial arts moves and motivational chanting to the skills training, Kelly captures their interest in basketball, and afterwards shares with them her personal experiences from a career in athletics; coaching them in the mentality needed to succeed professionally, and even offering them a glimpse of those historic gold medals.

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