Olympic rower James Cracknell leads family fitness day at Priory Community School in Worle

PUBLISHED: 12:30 13 June 2017

Priory Community School, Free family sports day, Olympian James Cracknell will arrive at 9.30am, (SR)
10,06,17

Priory Community School, Free family sports day, Olympian James Cracknell will arrive at 9.30am, (SR) 10,06,17

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An Olympic champion spent his Saturday morning in Worle, inspiring young people to get involved in sport.

Olympian James Cracknell with Weston Netball Club. Picture: Shane DeanOlympian James Cracknell with Weston Netball Club. Picture: Shane Dean

Hundreds of people visited Priory Community School, in Queensway, for the family fitness day, which aimed to encourage people to exercise together.

Rower and double-gold medallist James Cracknell opened the event, and took part in a rowing contest and netball.

Shaolin Wushu. Picture: Jeremy Long.Shaolin Wushu. Picture: Jeremy Long.

Families took part in dancing, gymnastics, athletics and tennis, and enjoyed an array of healthy food and displays.

There were also free physio appointments and gym sessions at the Paula Radcliffe Centre.

Olympian James Cracknell at Priory Community School's free family sports day, Picture: Jeremy Long.Olympian James Cracknell at Priory Community School's free family sports day, Picture: Jeremy Long.

The event promoted the various sport clubs available in Worle, and raised hundreds of pounds for the Bone Cancer Research Trust – the school’s charity of the year.

Organiser Vanessa Mawford said: “This was an amazing event. James Cracknell’s appearance capped off a fantastic day.”

Priory Community School's free family sports day, Picture: Jeremy Long.Priory Community School's free family sports day, Picture: Jeremy Long.

Priory Community School's free family sports day, Picture: Jeremy Long.Priory Community School's free family sports day, Picture: Jeremy Long.

Daniel Green, aged 13, weightlifting at Priory Community School's free family sports day, Picture: Jeremy LongDaniel Green, aged 13, weightlifting at Priory Community School's free family sports day, Picture: Jeremy Long

Daniel Green, aged 13, weightlifting at Priory Community School's free family sports day, Picture: Jeremy Long.Daniel Green, aged 13, weightlifting at Priory Community School's free family sports day, Picture: Jeremy Long.

Olympian James Cracknell at Priory Community School's free family sports day, Picture: Jeremy Long.Olympian James Cracknell at Priory Community School's free family sports day, Picture: Jeremy Long.

Priory Community School's free family sports day, Picture: Jeremy Long.Priory Community School's free family sports day, Picture: Jeremy Long.

Priory Community School's free family sports day, Picture: Jeremy Long.Priory Community School's free family sports day, Picture: Jeremy Long.


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