Olympians mentor Bendigo students

PING PONG: Ned from Huntly Primary School tries his hand at table tennis at Bendigo Stadium on Tuesday. Picture: GLENN DANIELS
PING PONG: Ned from Huntly Primary School tries his hand at table tennis at Bendigo Stadium on Tuesday. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

More than 300 Bendigo primary school students had the opportunity to be coached by Olympians on Tuesday.

Using their personal experiences, the Olympians shared messages with students from 10 schools related to the A.S.P.I.R.E. Australian Olympic Team values and how the values can be transferred to everyday life.

Bendigo volleyball product Karley Hynes, who has also signed with Collingwood in the AFLW, was joined by volleyball stars Tamsin Hinchley and Chris Burns.

Olympians involved on the day were diver Annabelle Smith, athletes Lindell Hall and Sean Wroe, basketball greats Ray Borner and Michelle Brogan, soccer stars Josip Skoko and Tal Karp and table tennis duo Melissa Tapper and Russell Lavale.

 Each student had the opportunity to try volleyball, table tennis, soccer, athletics and basketball, while interacting and learning skills from Olympians.