The Olympic legacy lives on for town

The Olympic legacy is set to continue in Blyth as a series of sporting events are planned in the town.

Last September the Blyth Olympic and Paralympic Legacy events saw a large number of young people and organisations taking part to keep the London 2012 event alive.

Alan Hoyle, co-founder of Aspire 2 Achieve and an Olympic torchbearer, said: “For 2014 we have a large number of sports, all coached by the very best, including coaches from Northumberland FA, Sports Zone, England Basketball and many more.

“This event will also feature three very special guest speakers, including body-building champion Darren Knott and head of the Empire School of Boxing, Leslie Walsh.

“The aim of the day is to increase and raise the awareness, confidence and productivity of youths in the north east area using the Olympic values of respect, friendship, determination, courage and equality.

“Along with the sporting events, we have a number of other activities taking place each day, including carnival rides and bubble football.”

The Olympic event will be held on Sunday, September 28, from 10am to 4pm at Blyth market place, and the Paralympic event is at the Briardale Community Centre on October 4, from 11am to 4pm.

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