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Sporting Heroes support Sports Hall Appeal

Sporting heroes launch Guildford County School’s £3.8m Sports Hall Appeal to secure a fit-for-purpose facility for students and community

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Students and staff were joined by sporting heroes Olympian 400m sprinter Roger Black MBE, GB and England hockey player Dan Fox and England Under-21 and Surrey Storm netball shooter Rhea Dixon this month in support of efforts to raise £3.8m to upgrade inadequate sports facilities at Guildford County School.

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Roger Black said, ‘In this era of increasing childhood obesity and a teenage drop-off into inactivity, access to decent sport facilities is more important than ever. It’s clearly time for a fit-for-purpose sports hall at Guildford County School. I’m delighted to back this Appeal and encourage our community to support it”

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Dan Fox said, “School sport participation improves confidence, teaches teamwork skills and can establish positive physical habits for life. I hope everyone will get involved and support this brilliant project to provide a better sporting start for local children.”

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Rhea Dixon said, “Children of all ages should be able to develop and compete in a range of sports and enjoy access to fit-for-purpose sports facilities. Let’s inspire the Surrey Storm netball players of the future!”

Challenge to students and staff: can you tweet a selfie taken with a Sporting Hero or celebrity holding our Sports Hall Appeal signage? Be sure to include @GuildfordCounty, the name/Twitter handle of your hero and #SportsHallAppeal in your tweet! You can download the 'Sporting Hero' signage here. Best selfie wins a prize!

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