Five-time gold medallist motivates Norwich’s school children

The finals of the Norfolk County School Games came to a close yesterday in Norwich, with a gymnastic gold medallist giving motivation and tips to young competitors.

Luke Folwell, 25, from Huntingdon, has entered his 20th year as a gymnast, with five gold medals for England amongst his successes.

The school games have been taking place across the country since September last year, and gives young people the chance to get motivated and inspired to take part in sport.

In Norfolk the finals took place at the UEA Sportspark, which Mr Folwell described as 'an absolutely fantastic sports centre'.

It was his first time in the city and he said he was impressed by the number of active young people attending.

Mr Folwell is waiting to hear if will make the Olympic team, saying it would be 'a once in a lifetime opportunity'.

Sporting levels for both primary and secondary pupils, the School Games offer an opportunity for young people to compete in intra-school, inter-school and regional competitions.

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Felicity Barker, 9-years-old, from Loddon Primary School, said: 'Gymnastics just makes me feel free and I can practice anywhere.'

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