Louis is team’s Olympic inspiration
Star gymnast visits Whittlesey footballers who have benefitted from funding scheme
Year Honour’s List, took time to speak to the youngsters and signautographsasalargecrowd gathered to see him.
The 23- year- old also practised some of his football skills before watching the girls take part in a training session.
Louis told the PT: “It was great fun coming here and watching the team, who have benefited from the Barclays scheme.
“When I was growing up we didn’t have things like this, it’s a great initiative.
“After the 2012 Olympics, it was my hope that the main legacy of the games would be that more young people become inspired to take up sports.”
Louisrevealedthatheispreparing to take part in the Strictly ComeDancingTourlaterthis month, despite back aches.
“The tour i nvolves nine showsinsevendays, soit’s going to be hectic but I’m really looking forward,” he added.
Gary Swan, chairman of the Whittlesey under 16s team, said: “We’re honoured that Louishasdecidedtocomealong and show his support.
“The girls have been very pleasedtoseehim. Theclubhas made great progress in recent yearsandthefundingwe’vehad can only help that to continue.”
Olympic medallist and TV’s Strictly Come Dancing winner Louis Smith, trains with Whittlesey U16s girls team at Manor Leisure Centre, Whittlesey.
Louis kicks off the training with the Under 16s football players.
Medal- winning athlete Louis.
Strictly champ Louis Smith creates ball room with Sophie Powell ( 15).
The Olympian puts “the Louis” hairstyle at risk as he heads the ball.
Louis is ready to help the Under16s with their training.