15 March 2010>
Welsh boxing hero Nathan Cleverly joined pupils at Heolddu Comprehensive School for a healthy workout this week in a drive to encourage more young people to get fit and active.
European and Commonwealth boxing champion Nathan swapped the boxing ring for the school sports hall, when he joined more than 40 pupils in one of their gruelling twice-weekly circuit training sessions.
The sessions are part of the Sport Caerphilly 5x60 programme funded by the Sports Council for Wales and are run by the school's maths specialist and 6th Form head Jonathan Price, who is also a former Karate practitioner and weight training expert.
Jonathan commented, "Circuit training improves cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, whilst also having a positive impact on self-esteem, confidence, physical and mental well being. We also hope by getting fitter, our pupils will improve their academic achievements."
Circuit sessions run from 3pm – 4:30pm every Wednesday and Friday at Heolddu Leisure Centre and are completely free. The school hopes the presence of this world-class sports celebrity and true role model will inspire more students to join the sessions.
As well as the Heolddu students, the school has issued an open invitation to teaching staff and the local community to commit-to-get-fit. Letters have also been sent to parents in the hope the 5x60 sessions will develop into a family affair, and improve on the general health of the local population. Sport Caerphilly Officer, Neil Roberts along with Jonathan Price and Heolddu Comp, would like to thank Nathan Cleverly for giving up his time, and wish him all the success in his future career.
For more information please contact Jonathan Price or the Heolddu School Sport Coordinator Neil Roberts on 01443 875531.
CCBC recognises Nathan's achievements
The deputy mayor of CCBC, Cllr James Fussell welcomed Nathan to Penallta House council offices in Ystrad Mynach this week to attend a meeting of Full Council.
Nathan was congratulated by all the councillors in the Chamber for his impressive sporting achievements and he took the opportunity to display the impressive belts he picked up following his recent wins.
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