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Basketball star pays Rugby a visit

Rugby Editorial 13th Aug, 2014 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

HE’S a legend, an inspiration and it was amazing to meet him.

That’s how one young basketball player at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre described England star Dru Spinks after his recent visit.

He was in town in his role as a sporting champion of Sport England’s Sportivate project, the £56 million National Lottery funded Olympic and Paralympic legacy initiative that gives 14 to 25-year-olds, who are not particularly sporty subsidised coaching in a new sport.

In Rugby basketball sessions are normally run for just £2 every Wednesday, but they were free on the day of Dru’s visit.

– The leisure centre will host a Toddlers World Party between 3pm and 6pm on Saturday, August 23 to give little ones an opportunity to get active from a young age.

Recent figures show obesity levels between reception and year six has doubled in Warwickshire.

General manager Philip Lisseman said: “It is important for our children to be active and to socialise with children their own age and we hope everyone will join us for an exclusive toddler’s fun day.”

Entry cost £2.50 but no booking is required.

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