RHINOS COACH TO HELP LEEDS REALISE SPORTING DREAMS
7 December 2005 09:34am
Leeds Rhinos Head Coach Tony Smith has been confirmed as Guest Speaker at the 2006 Sport Leeds Seminar.
Leeds Rhinos Head Coach Tony Smith has been confirmed as Guest Speaker at the 2006 Sport Leeds Seminar. The Rhinos boss, who led his team to their first-ever Carnegie World Club Championship this year after winning the Super League Grand Final, will address invited guests and members of the public at the seminar to be held at the Indoor Bowls and Athletics Centre at South Leeds Stadium from 4:30pm on Wednesday 1st March 2006. The seminar, now in its third year, is organised by Sport Leeds - the strategic partnership tasked with developing sport and active recreation in Leeds - and is aimed at everyone involved in voluntary, school and professional sport across the city. Entitled 'Realising Dreams', this year's seminar is themed around motivation and encouraging young people to make the most of their sporting potential. Tony Smith's opening speech will be followed by a question-and-answer session before the seminar splits into six workshops each with different topics to debate. One of these workshops is centred around London's successful bid to host the 2012 Olympics and how holding the Games will benefit Leeds. Olympic Project Manager for Yorkshire Forward Joanna Moore will outline details of the current developments concerning the 2012 Games before Chair of Sport Leeds David Heddon leads a discussion of how people can get involved along with the Leeds Olympic Task Group. Following the success of last year's event led by Sir Trevor Brooking CBE, this year's seminar will be held in the larger surroundings of the Indoor Bowls and Athletics Centre to allow more people to attend. Food and drinks will be provided at the event, while there will also be a range of networking opportunities on offer throughout the evening. Chair of Sport Leeds David Heddon said: "We are thrilled to announce that Tony Smith will be speaking at Sport Leeds Seminar 2006. As Head Coach for current World Club Champions Leeds Rhinos, Tony will draw on his vast experience in motivating players and achieving success. "He is the perfect choice to open an event that seeks to encourage and inspire people to realise their sporting dreams at the highest level. I'm sure that everyone attending the seminar will take many useful ideas, contacts and good practice back to their club, school or place of work." The Seminar costs only £10 to attend, with an additional £5 for some of the workshops. Registration forms are available from Ruth Hartley on 0113 214 5080, email firstname.lastname@example.org or log onto www.leedsinititaive.org