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Snooker champ Dennis Taylor visits Accrington
5:30pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in Sport
DENNIS Taylor, the 1985 World Snooker Champion was in Accrington to support the Paul Hunter Foundation.
It was the Paul Hunter Foundation Roadshow held at the North Lancs Training Group’s Centre of Vocational Excellence, Old Bakery (the former Elite Snooker Centre), Grange Lane in Accrington.
Funded by Lancashire County Council and the Young Peoples Service.
Youngsters 13-19 spent the afternoon playing table football, table tennis and of course snooker.
Information, advice and guidance was on offer from NLTG and also sexual health advice from the Cash team.
It’s great to see everybody coming together via snooker.
On behalf of the Foundation, Chris Lovell said, “Many thanks to Lancashire County Council and the Young Peoples Service team at Rawtenstall for their support and to Dennis for inspiring the young people today; it meant so much to them.”
The young people got a chance to win trophies, iPod shuffles and gift vouchers and everybody got a snooker cue and case.
Taylor said, “I’ve played them all and done some trick shots and told some stories about the 85 final and the final black against Steve Davis.”
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