Saturday 22 June, the Olympic Legacy Programme that will benefit hundreds of local children was officially launched by Her Worship the Mayor of Merton. MP for Wimbledon, Mr Stephen Hammond, also paid the club a visit. Mr Hammond, during his short speech, recalled the London Olympics and how he welcomed such initiatives that kept the feelings engendered by the London Games alive.
The local Olympic Gold Medalist, Sophie Hosking MBE, who couldn’t be at the event yesterday, sent a message of support read out by Mr Hammond.
This event was the result of much hard work by club members and members of the local community, including a local church and business.
Dr Ernesto Pinto, Chair of the club said:
“It’s wonderful to see the response our Olympic Legacy Programme is receiving from the local community.”
The Olympic Legacy Programme is presently offering free after school sessions for children from four to 14, it will soon be expanded to juniors and young adults.