OOps! A day late, but never mind, here’s my story for this Olympic month of August 2012'.
I am inspired by the wonderful tally of gold medals (now 16!!) that it got me thinking about our sporting prowess. The only really sporty one is Lucy. Maurice does a little running, and once ran a marathon, but Lucy was an England Champion!
Lucy and her cousin Izzy started to play volleyball when they got to high school. Thanks so much to Freda Bussey, the PE teacher who loved volleyball and got them playing to such a high standard. They won the under-16 England championship in 2008. We all trooped off to Bath University to support them. They were the under-dogs having been well and truly beaten by the other side previously. But they won! Wow, we were so happy for them!
Lucy and Izzy holding the cup.
Sadly, Lucy doesn’t play any more, but Izzy does. In fact, Izzy’s friend Megan just missed getting into the England women’s team this year! Watch this space, she will surely be a future star.
Freda was well and truly recognised for her great work for volleyball when she was picked to be an Olympic flame torchbearer.