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Dai Greene inspires young stars at Rhymney Valley Athletic Club

Published in Sport on Friday September 19th, 2014. Last updated at 10:18

TOP TIPS: Dai Greene helped train the youngsters

TOP TIPS: Dai Greene helped train the youngsters

Top British hurdler Dai Greene left young athletes inspired after a motivational visit to one of their training sessions.

The World, European and Commonwealth 400m hurdles champion trained around 110 members of Rhymney Valley Athletic Club on September 4.

The Welsh athlete held a question and answer session, observed training and passed on coaching tips to the children aged between four and 14.

Ruth Powell, Chair of Rhymney Valley Athletic Club, said: “We were thrilled to have Dai along to the session to speak to the children and take some training.

“He took the time to speak to everyone and seemed to thoroughly enjoy himself.

“He even brought his medals along to show the children and signed autographs and had his photo taken – he was amazing. I think the children were in awe of him and they were very inspired by his visit. They listened to everything he had to say and were really engaged and well behaved. Everyone left the session on a real high, there was definitely a buzz about the place.”

Cllr David Poole, Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Community and Leisure: “This was a fantastic opportunity for these youngsters to learn from a top class athlete, and it sounds like all of these budding athletes were inspired by this special session.

“I’d like to thank Dai Greene for taking the time to come here, and I hope his visit inspires a generation of future athletes representing Wales and Great Britain.”

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