Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

The Apples of Wor Kelly Eye; Golden Girl Is Back to See Her Young Stars

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

The Apples of Wor Kelly Eye; Golden Girl Is Back to See Her Young Stars

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DOUBLE Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes returned to Tyneside to see how her young sporting stars are progressing.

Last year, Gateshead College teamed up the champion to help young athletes from the North East reach their goals.

Kelly Holmes Education is a mentoring programme which aims to develop students' skills across a range of disciplines.

Since September, students specialising in a variety of sports, from football to athletics, have been put through their paces by experts.

Dame Kelly visited the college's Academy of Sport and said: "I am really pleased with the progress the students have made since starting the programme.

"This is a completely holistic approach and the students haven't just been working on their performance in their sport, but gaining self-confidence and a whole range of personal skills that will help them in the future.

"It has been really satisfying to see them coming on and seeing their enthusiasm develop even further. …

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