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Mike Tindall, Andrew Strauss and Helen Glover among stars to lead sessions for Holkham Hall summer festival




A number of national sporting heroes including world champions and Olympic medallists will be leading coaching sessions as part of an exciting new event at a Norfolk estate.

Holkham Hall has announced its inaugural Festival of Sport will take place in August 2021.

Centred around a programme of core sports, the festival is designed to allow children to discover new activities and develop their skills.

Holkham Hall and parkland (25968608)
Holkham Hall and parkland (25968608)

Among the sporting icons who will lead sessions for children between the ages of five and 16 are England rugby legends Mike Tindall, Will Greenwood and Austin Healey, as well as double Olympic champion and three-time world champion rower Helen Glover.

Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss, retired professional football goalkeeper Chris Kirkland, celebrity Jason Fox and double Olympic medal winning rower Anna Watkins will also be involved.

Retired international hockey player and Olympic gold medallist Alex Danson and World Championship winning medallist netballer Pamela Cookey are also on the list to come to Norfolk for the festival.

Mike Tindall is pictured with daughter Mia (5) at Burnham Market by Ian Burt. The rugby star is among those set to lead sport sessions for children at Holkham Hall
Mike Tindall is pictured with daughter Mia (5) at Burnham Market by Ian Burt. The rugby star is among those set to lead sport sessions for children at Holkham Hall

Taster sessions in trampolining, boxing, dodgeball, MMA and climbing will also be offered.

And the whole family can join in with camping and glamping experiences available.

A spokeswoman for the estate said: "The weekend is designed with the whole family in mind, with activities available for everyone whether they share a love of sport or not."

There will be wellness workshops, 5K runs, as well as a creche and special sessions for those under the age of five.

And organisers are also planning a mix of live music, food, open-air cinema and a disco as part of the festival.

For more information, visit https://festivalofsportuk.com.



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