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Dame Kelly Holmes encouraging North East women to take up sport

Olympian Dame Kelly Holmes
Olympian encourages young women in North East to take up sport Credit: Tyne Tees

Dame Kelly Holmes is among a number of top female sports stars sharing their experiences at 'Getting Us Girls Active' event in Durham. With four months to go until the London Olympics, it aims to raise awareness of the importance of developing women's and girls sports programmes.

'Getting Us Girls Active' conference in Durham Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Footballer Jill Scott from Sunderland, athlete Stacey Smith and rugby league star Sarah Bennison are also speaking at the event. Organisers want to encourage more women to take part in sport.

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