SportsAid Festive Workshop
Last week 15 of our sponsored SportsAid athletes and their parents enjoyed a festive evening and workshop with coaching from Loughborough University’s Performance Lifestyle team, festive and healthy treats from local deli, Clean Cut Kitchen and games to win some goodies. Hucknall's Customer Adviser Pam Purdy did a great demo for the kit challenge which was timed and won by pole vaulter Felicia Miloro and canoeist Sam Maingay who both won tickets to see The Nottingham Building Society Panthers.
Tim Lawler, Chief Executive of SportsAid said, 'The Nottingham Panthers gave us a glimpse into the professional hockey world, Etienne Stott - Olympic medalist from 2012 and the Performance Lifestyle team from Loughborough University helped the parents plot the busy schedules of these athletes and understand their goal setting and priorities.'
Panthers players passed on their experience including remembering to rest to maximise performance and keeping an eye on the competition as you move up the ranks. Panthers forward Brett Perlini said 'It is great that we can come out and show our support'. Olympic Gold medallist Etienne Stott MBE also passed on his advice and experience to the parents on supporting up and coming stars.
This experience is rewarding and helpful for the athletes as well as the team here at The Nottingham, David Marlow, CEO said that 'It's great for the team to meet the athletes and catch up on their progress' and heptathlete Emily Race expressed that it had been a 'really great experience, quite eye opening'.