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Press Release

Wednesday 21 March 2012

Local club using Olympic experience to teach others

Members of the Fareham Rifle and Pistol Club are sharing their previous Olympic and Commonwealth Games experience with others. The club recently gave free taster sessions to young people from across Fareham, as part of the Council's Gold Rush Programme.

The club, based at Boundary Oak School in Fareham, has several members who have had great successes competing in past Olympic and Commonwealth Games. These members include Louise Minnett who is now a Paralympics Rifle coach, Chris Lacey, Robin Williamson and Harry Cullum, to name a few. This vast experience is now being used to increase interest in the sport, most recently during the Council's Gold Rush Event in February half term, when many local clubs offered free Olympic Taster Sessions for young people.

Executive Member for Leisure and Community, Councillor Connie Hockley said: "I am very pleased that Fareham Rifle and Pistol Club took part in the Gold Rush programme. They have a very strong ethos for safety and this was evident within the taster sessions. It was good to see so many young people taking part."

The Gold Rush Programme taster sessions offered free boxing, swimming, football, tennis, cricket, shooting, table tennis and more. The sessions took place at various recreation grounds around the Borough, at Fareham Leisure Centre, Cams Hill School and Neville Lovett School during February half term. The Programme was awarded the official 'Inspire Mark' from the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG).

The club are currently looking for new, young members to join. For further information about the Fareham Rifle and Pistol Club please contact Bob Thornby chairman@farehamrpc.co.uk or visit www.farehamrpc.co.uk Young people aged 10 and above can join the Fareham Rifle & Pistol Club.

For more information on local 'Fareham 2012' events please visit www.fareham.gov.uk/fareham2012 or contact a member of the Leisure and Community Team on 01329 236100.

ENDS

For Further Information Contact:
Becca Bennett, Communications Assistant, tel: 01329 824609
fax: 01329 824505, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk
This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council’s website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases
 



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