William Stedman Inspires Active Kids
Thursday, 6 April, 2017
The youngest and possibly most inspiring member of New Zealand’s 2016 Paralympic team is giving local families one more exciting reason to register for Sport Canterbury’s April 2017 Active Kids Holiday Programmes.
Double bronze medalist William Stedman (Men’s 400m T36 and Men’s 800m T36) will visit Sport Canterbury’s Active Kids Holiday Programmes at both Christchurch Boys High School (from 9am) and Rolleston (from 11am) on Wednesday 26 April.
Stedman will bring his medals, join in on the morning athletics session, challenge the kids to a running race and talk about his career path into the world of Paralympics.
“Kids will have the chance to ask William questions about his at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games,” says Sport Canterbury Active Kids Manager Jules Wilke.
“William will lead the athletics “Run Jump Throw” session and is looking forward to meeting kids who, much like himself, started out with dreams of representing New Zealand.”
Stedman is known for his remarkably quick ascent to international competition.
“William was inspired in 2012 watching the London Paralympic Games from a trackside seat as a 12-year-old fan from Cashmere - that’s where the dream began.”
He returned to Christchurch, made a commitment to training and, within four years, earned two Paralympic medals of his own.
Sport Canterbury’s Active Kids Holiday Programmes offer an action-packed, safe and affordable option for families across the Greater Christchurch and Canterbury region.
The Programmes feature opportunities to “have a go” and try new activities in a fun, supportive environment. Programmes are specifically designed to cater for ages five to 13.
Registrations for Week Two of Sport Canterbury’s April 2017 Active Kids Programmes close at 5pm on Monday 17 April.