VIP special guest for DRET Summer Cup announced

As the countdown to the DRET Summer Cup begins, the Trust is delighted to announce this year’s VIP special guest.

We are thrilled to be welcoming five-time Olympic gold medallist rower, Sir Steve Redgrave, to cheer on students during the biggest event in DRET’s sporting calendar.

The British rowing star, who claimed victory at five consecutive Olympic Games, hopes to inspire and encourage students to represent their academies with pride and passion at this annual event.

Over 1,000 aspiring athletes from primary and secondary academies across the Trust will take part in athletics, swimming, table tennis, tennis, boccia, sportshall athletics and hockey tournaments at the Grantham Meres Stadium on Wednesday 5th July 2017.

Students have been preparing for the Trust-wide competition since the start of the Spring term, with training sessions and athletics clubs taking place before and after school across every academy.

Shane Ward, Sports Enrichment Manager at DRET, said: “It is an honour to be welcoming Sir Steve Redgrave to the Summer Cup as this year’s VIP special guest, he is a British sporting icon and a real inspiration for our students.

“The Summer Cup gets bigger and better every year and with just 58 days to go, the countdown has now well and truly begun for what will be a fantastic day of sport.”