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Olympic ace joins Owls

4 February 2014

An Olympic star is serving up table tennis tutorials across the city after joining forces with the SWFC Community Programme.

Kelly Sibley, British number one in the sport, has signed up as table tennis ambassador for the club’s recently launched Premier League 4 Sport (PL4S) project.

PL4s combines the appeal of top football clubs with the knowledge of sporting organisations to increase participation amongst teenagers in a safe environment.

Kelly, who was part of Team GB in the 2012 Olympics, will assist SWFC coaches in delivering weekly satellite sessions broadcast within local schools.

She said: “I’m delighted to join the SWFC Premier League 4 Sport team as an ambassador.

“In coming months I will be attending local schools to promote this fantastic project and get as many young people as I can playing table tennis.”

SWFC social inclusion manager Matthew Bray added: "The project is all about getting local people playing sports that they wouldn't normally be able to do.

“PL4S uses the SWFC brand to give teenagers the opportunity to keep active and develop a lifelong passion for sport.”

Along with Kelly, the club are also working with the English Table Tennis Association, the Lawn Tennis Association, England Basketball and the Amateur Boxing Association.

Free table tennis sessions take place at Forge Valley, Yewlands and Ecclesfield schools, Hillsborough College and Longley College.

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