After finishing her practice session on the Thursday before the start of The Championships, Heather Watson left Wimbledon and headed for The Sherwood School in Mitcham.
The school has been a part of our Merton programme since 2018 and the coaching at the school is led by the very professional and enthusiastic coach, Emmanuel Smith. We invited Heather to come and meet with 10 children from the school from Years 2 & 5. The children all had the opportunity to hit balls with Heather and ask her questions. Heather is a wonderful ambassador for our charity and we are extremely proud to have her as part of our team. Watching her interact with the children was fantastic as she was naturally engaging and energetic. As the headteacher of the school commented, Heather is ‘living the dream’ and The Sherwood School is all about giving their children as many opportunities as possible so it was hugely inspiring for them to meet a star of the game and someone that they can look up to. The school is situated in quite a deprived area so to be able to provide the children with this experience was a great feeling for everyone involved.
During the session OK! magazine took photographs and interviewed Heather for a feature which has been published in the latest edition of the magazine. Please open the attachment to read the article.
We would like to thank Heather for giving her time in this busy period in the run up to Wimbledon and has she definitely gained 10 new fans who will be following her progress at The Championships.