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Two sporting stars visited youngsters in Sheffield as part of a London 2012 legacy project.

Boxer Lisa Whiteside and badminton player Anthony Clark both took time out of their hectic training schedules to visit Sportivate projects in the city.

Badminton star Anthony Clark helps youngsters during a session at Westfield Sports centre

Badminton star Anthony Clark helps youngsters during a session at Westfield Sports centre

Sportivate is part of an initiative called Get Sheffield Fit which aims to keep the Olympics and Paralympics fever alive after 2012 through giving 11 to 25-year-olds free coaching in a new sport.

After six to eight weeks of coaching, they are given guidance on finding low cost ways to continue to play.

Lisa, one of Britain’s top female boxers who trains at Sheffield’s English Institute of Sport in Attercliffe, said: “It’s about trying to promote fitness and keep people in sport by telling them my story and hopefully inspiring them to train.

“Everybody still talks about the Olympics. It’s definitely made a massive impact on sport and people are already talking about Rio because of London.”

Badminton star Anthony Clark helps youngsters during a session at Westfield Sports centre

Badminton star Anthony Clark helps youngsters during a session at Westfield Sports centre

Badminton star Anthony Clark – one of UK’s most decorated badminton stars – visited a Sportivate badminton project at Westfield Sports Centre.

Anthony, who has won two World Championship medals and six Commonwealth Games medals, said: “I cannot wait to help them get fit through badminton and tell them about my own experience of proudly representing England.”

n For more visit Get Sheffield Fit