Bromley athlete meets David Beckham and Jonnie Peacock
PUBLISHED: 08:58 05 September 2014 | UPDATED: 08:58 05 September 2014
A young athlete met David Beckham and paralympic gold medallist Jonnie Peacock when she attended a motivational session.
The session, held against the backdrop of the iconic London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Cauldron at the Museum of London, aimed to inspire a group of young athletes who will be competing at the Sainsbury’s School Games.
Sabrina Sinha, 15, of Bromley, said: “To actually meet David Beckham and Jonnie Peacock was a truly unforgettable experience and one that I will treasure forever. Their advice and words of wisdom have left me feeling even more excited for the Games. Bring them on!”
Sporting icons Beckham and Peacock shared invaluable advice and support to prepare the athletes for the competition; giving insight on achieving their goals, managing pressure and success and the importance of resilience, as part of the Sainsbury’s “Show Your Support” campaign.
Sabrina will be competing in the athletics at the Sainsbury’s 2014 School Games in Manchester, which began yesterday and will finish on September 7, along with 1,600 other budding stars aged 11 to 17.
Sainsbury’s Active Kids ambassador, David Beckham, said: “It was brilliant to see the enthusiasm and motivation for sport that Jonnie and I both recognised in ourselves at that age. As well as giving them advice from the pressures of competition to bouncing back from setbacks, the kids had a few words of wisdom for us too! I’d like to wish all the athletes heading to Manchester for the Sainsbury’s 2014 School Games best of luck in their competition.”