Sports mad youngsters show paces

SPORTS mad youngsters of all races were being put through their paces in a sports road show held as part of Black History Month.The road show, held at Holywells High School, was open to 11 to 16-year-olds and included a range of sporting activities.

SPORTS mad youngsters of all races were being put through their paces in a sports road show held as part of Black History Month.

The road show, held at Holywells High School, was open to 11 to 16-year-olds and included a range of sporting activities.

Basketball, karate, marshal arts, kickboxing, hip-hop dancing and fitness training all kept the youngsters busy.

A host of former sports stars were on hand to offer coaching and advice to the 200 plus youngsters who turned out for the event.

These included Lenny Austin, an ex-England international karate fighter, Shazzad Miah, an ex-British kickboxing champion, Jermaine Bernard, a former schools international long jumper and Milo Hodge, a bronze medallist in the karate world championships.

Nino Severino, of Sports Performance Academy, and Adam Baker, of Black History Month, were central to the organisation and running of the roadshow in conjunction with Ipswich Borough Council.

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Mr Severino said: "It was just superb seeing all the children creating an electric atmosphere and all coming together. No hassles; just how sport should be.

"Everywhere you looked there were kids taking part in activities. It was overwhelming at some points to be honest."

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