Media Profile

See what other newspapers and magazines are saying in their profiles of Peter, and interviews with him.

Olympian Peter Bakare visits Southwick

Southwick Primary school:  Peter then demonstrated his volleyball skills in a school assembly allowing many children to show their skills too. He then gave a fantastic talk and a question and answer session about succeeding, never giving up, trying your best and always, always striving for your dreams no matter what.

St. Augustine’s Catholic Primary School: Peter Bakare didn’t just inspire the students of St Augustine’s with his volleyball skills though…he got everyone on their feet for a fun-filled fitness circuit because he is passionate about showing the younger generations that sport is not only a vital ingredient for a healthy lifestyle, it is really enjoyable too!

The Northern Echo: OLYMPIC heroes have gone back to school to inspire children to take up sport.

St Bonaventure’s Alumni:

Jarrow Cross C of E Primary School: Peter was an inspirational athlete and our pupils clearly enjoyed meeting him and learning about his positive attitude towards exercise and learning.

Volleyball Movies: This is impressive! Player of Great Britain.

The Independent: Olympic blog series  written by Peter for the The Independent sport section.
Titles in series:
‘I’ve got to get the three yeses and survive bootcamp’
‘We were all equals, but when I saw Serena Williams, I
‘Performing on stage is more terrifying than…’

The Metro:  ‘Thinking about playing at the Olympics is no laughing matter.’

Whinestone Primary: Olympic visit.

The Voice: The 22-year-old from Canning Town, east London, is a former basketballer who was persuaded to play volleyball by his coach and has not looked backed since.

The Student Pocket Guide: ‘..he knows firsthand how hard it can be balancing academic work with physical sport, especially when it comes to maintaining a healthy diet.’

Daily Mail: ‘It was only when I came to practice for the first time that I looked up and saw Peter training.’

The Chronicle Live: A brace of Olympic stars have backed the North East’s newest sporting event to inspire the next generation of active kids.

Beckstone Primary Cumbria: ‘we had a fantastic and tiring morning, Than You!!’

The London Legacy Cup:  ‘..Peter Bakare is considered to be one of the standout players for Team Northumbria.’

News Guardian: Top Olympians have gone back to school to inspire youngsters to take up sport, while raising funds for new equipment.

East Rainton Primary:

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The Voice (VolleyFirst)“…It’s more about pride and representing your country.”