Children and young people, Culture

Olympians inspire Lambeth young people

Olympic athletes from the USA and Jamaica are set to inspire Lambeth young people when they drop in to a Lambeth youth centre on Wednesday.

American 400 metre runner Dee Dee Trotter – who won bronze on Sunday night at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford – and Jamaican hurdler Shevon Stoddart will talk to young people at the Landsdowne Youth Centre about their Olympic experiences and what drives them to succeed. 

The visit has been arranged by Lambeth Council’s youth service and the sports organisation Beyond Borders.

Dee Dee Trotter, who comes from California, runs a charity dedicated to campaigning against the use of drugs in sport. She swept to the bronze medal on Sunday night behind Britain’s Christine Ohuruogu and Sanya Richards-Ross of the USA.

As well as being an athlete, Shevon Stoddart, who came fourth in the 400m hurdles in Beijing, is a successful singer-songwriter and has written a book ‘Making of a Champion.’

Photographers are welcome to attend:

Event Details  

 Date: Wednesday 8th August 2012.

 Time : 3pm – 6pm.   

 Venue : Lansdowne Youth Centre, 278- 280 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1UJ     

  • ·         3pm –     Refreshments
  • ·         3.30pm – Welcome  
  • ·         3.40pm – Olympian Introductions
  • ·         3.50pm – Panel Questions
  • ·         5.10pm – Photo Opportunities
  • ·         6pm –      End of Event         

Recently refurbished, Lansdowne Youth Centre is a youth provision serving all young people in and around the Clapham and Stockwell area of Lambeth. The club has an active membership who have access to astro turf football, games hall, cafe area, new gym facilities and a brand new computer suite with 10 terminals. The relaxed atmosphere provides good informal education for all young people. We also have disabled access. Among the activities are educational film/documentary evenings, an active photography programme and Zumba classes.




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