The Helensburgh Heroes Centre is preparing to welcome basketball legend Kieron Achara to the latest in its series of ‘Tales from the Big Chair’ event in the town.

The Stirling-born star, who is six feet 10 inches tall, will take a seat at the event in August to tell stories from his impressive career and discuss why sport can be an enabler of social change.

He has previously said he is keen for basketball to grown in Scotland and the UK.

Kieron is currently the captain of the Team Scotland and Team GB squads and only recently earned his 100th cap.

The 35-year-old now currently plays for Glasgow Rocks and has experience playing at Falkirk Fury in the past, but he also has experience on the national and international stage.

Kieron has competed in the Multi-sport Games as part of Team GB in the London 2012 Olympics, with the team finishing ninth place, and he made his debut this year at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. The men’s basketball team played well, but finished fourth, narrowly missing out on a place on the podium.

During the guest appearance at the centre, Kieron will tell stories from his career as a member of the Team GB Basketball squad, having just earned his 100th cap for the team.

Kieron will then reveal his personal hero and why, before giving two pieces of advice – one which was given to him, and one he would like to pass on to others.

The event, on Wednesday, August 29 from 6.30-8.30pm, will close with a short Q&A session.

The Helensburgh Heroes centre will also host Kate La Vie, one of the UK’s leading fashion stylist bloggers on Wednesday, October 3 from 6.30-8.30pm.

Tickets for both events are free and are available on a first come first served basis.

Previous speakers in the series include former Faslane commodore Eric Thompson and author Robin Lloyd-Jones, while young people from the Burgh also travelled to Glasgow earlier this summer to meet legendary singer-songwriter Nile Rogers at a further ‘Tales from the Big Chair’ session during the Fiesta X Fold music festival in Kelvingrove Park.