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Athletes inspire at Sportivate project in Sheffield

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Boxer Lisa Whiteside and badminton player Anthony Clark both took time out of their hectic schedules to visit Sportivate projects in Sheffield.

Sportivate is the £56 million Olympic and Paralympic legacy initiative that gives 11 to 25-year-olds who aren’t particularly sporty six to eight weeks’ free coaching in a new sport and then helps them find low costs ways to continue to play.

The Sportivate projects in Sheffield were part of the Sportivate initiative called Get Sheffield Fit which looks to get young people across the city active.

Lisa, who is one of Britain’s top female boxer, and Anthony, who is a double world championship medallist, were attending in their capacities as Sport England Sporting Champions.
"It’s about trying to promote fitness and keep people in sport by telling them my story and hopefully inspiring them to train,” said Lisa. 

"As a Sport England Sporting Champion, I hope to inspire all the youngsters in attendance to raise their own aspirations of what they can achieve.”

Anthony was equally enthusiastic. 

"I cannot wait to help them get fit through badminton and tell them about my own experience of proudly representing England.”

"I hope to inspire all the youngsters in attendance to be the best versions of themselves that they can be.”

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