DRF is delighted to announce that David Ross has become the new Chair of the Board of Trustees at the National Portrait Gallery.
Dr Nicholas Cullinan said : “ David’s passion and commitment to the arts and keen interest in education and inspiring the young will prove invaluable as we embark on our ambitious plans to reach out to new audiences across the UK.”
DRF supports a number of organisations and projects across a range of artistic fields and is an ardent supporter of providing greater access to the arts for all.
On Tuesday 16 May 2017 the David Ross Sports Village (DRSV) was officially opened, with students, Olympians, alumni and guests joining the celebrations.
Official Opening of the David Ross Sports Village at Nottingham University – this brand new facility offers an inspirational and accessible sports provision for all.
Alumni sports stars of the University of Nottingham have celebrated the official opening of the David Ross Sports Village.
Olympic table tennis champion Dr Deng Yaping and gold medal-winning canoeists, Dr Tim Brabants MBE and Etienne Stott MBE, were among the line-up of sporting legends who joined fellow alumni David Ross and UK Sport CEO Liz Nicholl for the celebrations.
The £40 million sports village is a state-of-the-art facility on University Park campus. It includes an indoor fencing salle, dance and spin studios, an all-glass squash court, an outdoor full-sized 3G rubber crumb pitch, tennis courts and gym.
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham Professor Sir David Greenaway said the centre was the fitting environment to engage students and staff, whatever their interests, and inspire the sports stars of the future.
He said: “From David Ross’ generous donation, to the support of our Olympians, the scope and scale of alumni talent is clear. To be successful at anything takes drive, grit, determination and practice. Our alumni have been showcasing these attributes for many years and I have followed their achievements with pride, knowing Nottingham may have laid the foundations for some of their successes. Today we celebrate a physical foundation, a complex of sporting facilities to be proud of and one which will inspire the next generation of athletes.”
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It has been announced that Rebecca Adlington, two-time Olympic Gold medallist and British sporting icon, will also attend DRET’s 2016 Summer Cup.
The Trust-wide event, which takes place in just over three weeks time, will be attended by a host of sporting superstars and Rebecca is the latest name to be included in the line-up.
In previous years, Lord Coe, Dame Kelly Holmes and Denise Lewis have been picked to cheer on DRET students.
Rebecca won two gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and she has had a career full of success. The iconic star will be overseeing the various events and talking to students from across the Trust at this year’s Summer Cup.
Shane Ward, Sports Enrichment Manager, said: “Having Rebecca join our legion of sporting greats who have attended the event is fantastic news for everyone.
“Rebecca is an inspiration to young people, and we can’t wait for her to see the amazing talent that we have at DRET.”
The Summer Cup is the biggest event in the David Ross Education Trust’s (DRET) sporting calendar.
The David Ross Education Trust’s third annual music competition brought together some of the most talented musicians from across the network’s secondary academies. Simon Northcott, Director of Enrichment for the David Ross Education Trust, commented: “The Music Cup was, once again, a great success and our students produced some incredible performances.
“The range of talent on show was incredibly diverse, from timeless vocal solos, to raucous instrumental ensembles. The Trust is full of creative students and we are always pleased to celebrate their talents.”
Watch the video below to see the highlights of the event: