Youngsters encouraged to sign up for athletic camp

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AN athletics camp for youngsters is being held in Cramlington next week.

Aviva Startrack is aiming to give children their first taste of athletics in a fun environment, with each scheme covering all aspects of the sport.

A free taster session organised by the Northumberland Athletics Network at Cramlington Sporting Club, Cramlington, takes place on Tuesday, August 16, from 9am to noon or 1pm to 4pm.

For more information visit www.uka.org.uk/academy

The scheme has been running for more ten years, offering thousands of children – between the ages of eight and 15 – the chance to try out athletics with qualified athletic coaches.

World heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis joined the Aviva Startrack scheme as a ten-year-old and credits it as one of the key experiences that led to her passion for athletics today.

For further information visit www.northumberlandathletics.co.uk or contact MNAN athletics officer Hemant Desai on 07540 412089 or email hemat.desai@northumberland.gov.uk