1. ITV Report

Aspiring long jumpers get masterclass from Greg Rutherford

Greg Rutherford and his son. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Olympic long jumper Greg Rutherford has opened up his back garden to aspiring athletes in Milton Keynes.

The event was one of hundreds held all over the country as part of I Am Team GB – which is being billed the nation’s biggest sports day.

Twelve young athletes were given a coaching session by Greg Rutherford at his purpose built sand pit.

He said: "These kids are having a wonderful time – they want to get better they want to improve and they’re all great athletes so it’s made my job incredibly easy, but I’ve had an awful lot of fun.

"Anything we can do to get people out and get people active is hugely important."

Greg Rutherford gives a lesson in long jumping. Credit: ITV News Anglia
Greg Rutherford shows his medals to young athletes. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Click below to watch Chloe Keedy's report

More on this story