Dame Kelly Holmes visit

Double gold medalist Dame Kelly Holmes is visiting students at Gateshead College today to encourage sporting excellence across the North East.

Full report: Dame Kelly Holmes visits region

Dame Kelly Holmes is one of our most successful and best loved Olympic athletes. For the past year, the gold medalist has been helping to coach sport students at Gateshead College.

It has been a life changing experience for the young people, who have received a crash course in life at the very top of their field.

Today, at the end of the programme, they have been taking stock of their new skills.

Watch Helen Ford's report here:

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Double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes back in region

Dame Kelly Holmes visits students at Gateshead College Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes has been back in the region, passing on tips to aspiring athletes.

The former 800 and 1500 metres star was working with students at Gateshead College.

It is the final visit for Dame Kelly and a team of experts after overseeing a year-long programme to help young people achieve their dreams through physical and mental preparation.