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CLIP 13864

Discover Hockey – Olympian Sean Kerly’s story

Discover Hockey – Olympian Sean Kerly’s story

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Key Info
  • Discover Hockey – Olympian Sean Kerly’s story
  • Duration: 03:24
  • Former Olympic gold medallist Sean Kerly talks to BBC Sport about how football was his first real love. As a young Manchester United fan, Sean regularly attended matches and, finding that he was a natural player, Sean was selected to play for the U13 Macclesfield Boys Club. A change of job for Sean's dad resulted in a move and a new school. Upset to discover his new school didn’t play football, Sean was introduced to a sport his dad used to play - hockey. Sean reflects on how hockey soon replaced football as his love. Sean revisits his school and speaks to the inspirational sports teacher who made hockey interesting and fun. With footage of Sean's gold medal winning goal against Germany, Sean talks about his feelings on how unbelievable it still is to think of himself as an Olympic champion. Other clips from the ‘Discover Sports’ series can be found here: Athletics 15651, Rowing 15655, Table Tennis 15656.
  • Subject:

    Physical Education


    Invasion Game Activities

  • Keywords: football, background, Olympics, London 2012, goal, dream, success, gold medal, sport
Ideas for use in class
  • Could be used to demonstrate how a professional athlete initially got involved with their sport and how an inspirational teacher can be important in motivating them to future success. Could be used to encourage students to get involved with hockey. Other clips from the ‘Discover Sports’ series can be found here: Athletics 15651, Rowing 15655, Table Tennis 15656
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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