Leicester Riders Join I am Team GB event at Leicester Sports Arena

Category: News
Author: RidersMedia
Date: 23rd August, 2016

LEICESTER SPORTS ARENA to organise free basketball and football coaching sessions as part of the nation’s biggest sports day, I Am Team GB.

Leicester Sports Arena will host free basketball and football coaching sessions on Saturday 27 August to get more people active in the local community and celebrate Team GB’s achievements at the Rio 2016 Games.

The event is part of I Am Team GB – a nationwide campaign that has inspired thousands of UK clubs to open their doors to new participants. This campaign is brought to you by ITV and The National Lottery, working with the British Olympic Association, UK Sport and supported by Join In, to inspire the Great British public to take part in sport.

What’s more, many of the nation’s Olympians, fresh from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, will be attending events across the nation to give people the opportunity to stand shoulder to shoulder with Team GB.


Leicester Sports Arena is proud to fly the I Am Team GB flag in the Leicestershire area.
If your children like to play basketball, football or badminton and you’re interested in signing them up for some coaching sessions then come down to Leicester Sports Arena on Saturday 27th August between 9am – 1pm and they can join in a taster session, completely free of charge.

Basketball sessions coached by Leicester Riders community coaches
9am-10am – under 9 years
10am-11am – 10-16 years

Football sessions coached by Ryan Felce Football Academy
10am-11am – under 9 years
11am-12pm – 10-16 years

Badminton open session:
11am-12pm – All ages

After your free sessions, you’ll even have the chance to meet some of our Leicester Riders players.

“We are so pleased to put on this great event and be part of I Am Team GB,” said Jennifer Johnstone, event organiser. “Sport brings communities closer together and we are immensely proud at Leicester Sports Arena to be part of this nationwide celebration of sport.”

Events details:
Time:  9am – 1pm
Location: Leicester Sports Arena, 31 Charter Street, Leicester, LE1 3UD

For further information visit IAmTeamGB.com

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