The former Prime Minister Tony Blair was back in the North East celebrating the sixth anniversary of the foundation he launched on stepping down.
It helps recruit volunteer sports coaches, to get more children and young people into new sports. And he couldn't resist joining in.
Tony Blair is on Tyneside to visit a sport complex in Gosforth which has benefitted his from foundation.
He met with volunteer coaches at Newcastle Cricket Centre.
Tony Blair listening to volunteer sports coaches at Newcastle Cricket Centre in Gosforth, which has benefitted from money from the Tony Blair Sports Foundation.
Former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, is meeting volunteers at his Sports Foundation to celebrate the charity's six years.
Tony Blair is in the North East to celebrate six years of opening up grassroots sports to people in the region. He is meeting coaches and volunteers who have been trained with support from the charity.
Lieutenant Commander Alfie Simpson is from the sea cadets who are based at Derwentaugh in Scotswood in Newcastle.
The sea cadets are getting £50,000 from the Olympic Lottery funding.
Pam and Ian spoke to him earlier today.
More than four million pounds of lottery money has been awarded to sports clubs across the north - as part of the Olympic legacy from the London games.
Forty three projects, including over thirty from the North East, are getting cash to help improve facilities so that more people can take up sport locally.
You can watch the full report from Ryan Dollard below.
The announcement that 33 sports clubs across the North East will receive almost two million pounds worth of extra funding has been welcomed as "tremendous news."
One of the benefactors of the cash boost, Derwenthaugh Boat Station, is planning to use their £50,000 grant to build an accommodation unit alongside their existing boating facilities.
Sports clubs and projects across the region have received a multi-million pound boost today after the National Lottery provided funding for 33 groups in the North East.
The fund is part of Sport England's "Places People Play" Olympic and Paralympic legacy.