Basingstoke resident; Daisy Coleman had the honour of meeting students of Dove House School Academy earlier this week. Dove House is a specialist secondary school for children with moderate learning difficulties; a subject close to Daisy’s heart given she has a younger sister with special needs. Daisy was invited to host an assembly by Miss Claire Collins who had been following Daisy’s success throughout 2016 to talk about the challenges she’s had to overcome and the benefits of playing sport for building confidence and self-belief. Daisy explained that she didn’t get into sport until later in life and wishes she’d got involved with not just powerboat racing but all team sports at an earlier age.
Daisy commented ‘ I was delighted to be invited into the school to meet the guys and gals at Dove House who have achieved many great sporting accolades. It was through sport that I regained my confidence and I hope the next generation of athletes won’t be put off by the challenges associated when starting something new. We have amazing sporting & leisure facilities here in Basingstoke that I’m proud to be associated with”.
The school will be tracking Daisy and the team’s progress throughout 2017 in all their racing endeavours and Daisy promised the school’s head; Tom Pegler she’ll come back again to update the guys and girls on their achievements!
Daisy was recently also awarded a Sports Scholarship by Basingstoke Sports Council and nominated for the Place to be Proud Awards to become a Basingstoke Ambassador. Vote for Daisy at destinationbasingstoke.co.uk/a-place-to-be-proud-of/vote-for-your-basingstoke-sporting-hero/ . To see how the team get on throughout the 2017 season visit their website at colemanracing.co.uk and by following Daisy on twitter and instagram by searching for @p1daisy or @racingcoleman on facebook.