Learn to bat like Strauss

Budding athletes will have an exclusive opportunity to meet their sporting heroes when a host of big names from the worlds of rugby, cricket, rowing, tennis and athletics offer coaching to children aged 5-16 at the second annual SportFest, a family festival held at the Wormsley estate in Buckinghamshire on August 2-3.

The line-up includes former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash, former England rugby stars Martin Johnson, Will Greenwood and Austin Healey, former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss, Olympic heptathlete Louise Hazel and Olympic hockey player Sarah Thomas. Families can camp on site. Telephone 0844 243 9476 or visit www.sport-fest.co.uk

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