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THIS IS OUR FIRST BLOG & WE WILL BE POSTING A SERIES OF BLOGS PROMOTING 
THE GREAT WORK OUR COACHES DO WITH US AND OTHER SPORTING ENVIROMENTS. 
THIS WEEK WE HAVE INTERVIEWD A COACH WHO WORKED WITH US FOR MANY YEARS AND STILL HOSTS OUR  
OLYMPIC DAY DURING OUR HOLIDAY CAMPS! ANDY LEWIS. 
 
Q. WHAT ARE YOU UP TO NOW? 
A. CURRENTLY TEACHING PE AT WESTMINSTER ACADEMY. COACHING ATHLETICS AT MY ATHLETICS CLUB DOWN AT LADYWELL TRACK. STILL TRAINING FOR MASTERS GB ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019. 
Q. WHAT WAS YOUR PATHWAY TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW? 
A. STARTED OUT AS A FOOTBALLER. PLAYING SEMI PRO FOR KINGSBURY TOWN. HOWEVER MY LOVE FOR ATHLETICS WAS TOO GREAT SO I DECIDED TO GIVE DECATHALON A GO. MY FIRST COMPETITION WAS THE MIDDLESEX DECATHALON JUNIOR CHAMPS AND I WON THE SILVER MEDAL. AT THIS POINT I KEN I COULD DO WELL IN THE EVENT BECAUSE THE WINNER WAS A ENGLAND JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL! I FOUND MY SELF A COACH AND THE FOLLOWING YEAR EARNED MY FIRST INTERNATIONAL VEST IN SWITZERLAND. THIS LEAD ME TO TRIALING OUT SUCCESFULLY FOR THE 4 MAN GB BOBSLEIGH TEAM. WHILE DOING THIS I STUDIED AND FINISHED WITH THREE DEGREES BSC SPORTS/LEISURE MANAGEMENT, PGCE PHYSICAL EDUCATION, MSC SPORTS SCIENCE. 
I WON MANY MEDALS NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY. BIGGEST SUCCESS COMES FROM WINNING A WORLD SILVER MEDAL IN BOBSLEIGH AND BECOMING WORLD MASTERS CHAMPION IN THE INDOOR PENTATHLON BREAKING THE WORLD RECORD. 
Q. WHO & WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION? 
A. I WAS INSPIRED BY THE GREAT ATHLETE DALEY THOMPSON. WATCHING HIM WIN ALL HIS MEDALS AND IN SUCH A MANNER IT WAS EVIDENT THAT HE WAS THE TRUE COMPETITOR. 
Q. WHAT FUELS YOUR PASSION FOR SPORT? 
A. I JUST LOVE COMPETITION AND BEING THE BEST I CAN BE! I LOVE SETTING MY SELF CHALLENGES AND TO TRAIN TO ACHIEVE THESES. I DON'T THINK I WILL EVER STOP TRAINING. 
Q. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY ARE THE VIRTUES OF PLAYING A TEAM SPORT SUCH AS FOOTBALL? 
A. TEAMWORK IS ESSENTIAL. RESPECT FOR YOUR FELLOW COMPETITORS BUT AT THE SAME TIME SHOWING HUNGER TO WIN THE GAME. SPORTSMANSHIP AND PLAYING WITHIN THE LAWS OF THE GAME. 
Q. WHY DO YOU FEEL THAT COMMUNITY COACHING HAS AN IMPOTANT PART TO PLAY IN OUR COMMUNITIES? 
A. COMMUNITY COACHING IS ESSENTIAL BECAUSE THIS IS TRUE GRASSROOTS FOR ALL SPORTS. THE NEXT OLYMPIC CHAMPION OR PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLER WILL START AND BE DISCOVERED AT ONE OF THESE SESSIONS. COMMUNITY COACHES SHOW A LOT OF PASSION AND COMMITMENT IN OREDER TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK TO THE SPORT THEY ENJOY. 
Q. WHAT IS YOUR FOOTBALL TEAM AND PLAYER? 
A. MY TEAM IS WEST HAM. I HAVE FOLLOWED THEM SINCE I WAS THREE. THROUGH LOTS OF UPS AND DOWNS, MOSTLY DOWNS. I WAS ABIG FAN OF TREVOR BROOKING WHO I MET! 
Q. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST FOOTBALL MATCH YOU WENT TO SEE? 
A. MY VERY FIRST FOOTBALL MATCH WAS QPR VS WEST HAM. WE WON THE GAME AND I WAS HOOKED STANDING IN THE TERRACES. I HAVE NEVER SEEN WEST HAM LOSE. 
Q.WHAT PIECE OF ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE THOSE WHO HAVE ASPIRATIONS TO BE A PROFESSIONAL SPORTS PERSON? 
A. I KNOW YOU AY ONE BUT I WILL WRAP THIS INTO ONE. TRAIN HARD AND STAY CLEAN! 
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