Lord Sebastian Coe visits Ramada Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield
Friday 16, July 2010
Ramada Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield hotel recently hosted a sports festival day to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the health club, where the guest of honour was former Olympic champion Lord Sebastian Coe.
As well as meeting local business people and members of the Sebastian Coe Health Club, Lord Coe met children and staff members from local schools. Joining the club on the day to celebrate their 21st anniversary was Andrew Mitchell MP Sutton Coldfield.
The Sebastian Coe Health Club opened its doors just over 21 years ago in April 1989; two of the clubs longest standing members, Jackie Reeves and Mark Willey, members since the club’s inception, were amongst 30 health club members who had the pleasure of meeting Lord Coe.
The secondary schools participated in a sports festival during the day, which involved teams of four students competing in a range of sporting activities within the hotel grounds. The students and teaching staff were given the opportunity to meet and talk to Lord Coe. Overall sports festival winner for best school of the day was Plantsbrook School with Bishop Vesey School triumphing as overall winners in the boys’ category and Plantsbrook School as overall winners in the girls’ category.
Eight local primary schools have been busy during the past few weeks designing and creating posters with a sports theme for display in the health club. Lord Coe judged the entries and announced the winners and runners up in the two age categories.
Guests enjoyed welcome reception drinks by the lake and a delicious summer lunch followed by a keynote speech from Lord Coe.
“We have always been keen to develop strong links with our local community, and the health club’s 21st anniversary celebration has provided us with the perfect opportunity,” commented Fiona Lockyer, General Manager. “Lord Coe’s presence and active participation was greatly appreciated by all of our guests and a most enjoyable and fun day was had by all.”
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