Following an incredible summer of sport, budding young athletes will be following in the footsteps of their Olympic heroes when they run, jump and throw at Yeovil Athletics Arena for Aviva Startrack on Monday 8 April.
Startrack is organised by South Somerset District Council and Yeovil Olympiads Athletics Club and offers young people aged between eight and 14 the opportunity to learn the basic skills of athletics in a competitive but inclusive environment.
Rachel Holmes, Facilities Management Officer at South Somerset District Council said, “Following the incredible performance of Team GB at the Olympics and Paralympics interest in Athletics is still high.
“Our Monday night Junior Athletics Sessions are busy and Startrack promises to be a bundle of energy. Aviva Startrack is UK Athletics flagship grassroots programme and aims to give young people real athletics experiences in schemes across the country.”
Cllr Sylvia Seal, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at South Somerset District Council says, “2012 was such an important year for athletics and sport in general.
Activities such as Startrack channel the energy and enthusiasm of young people in a structured and positive environment.
“Startrack was the start of Jessica Ennis’s passion for athletics. She started her incredible journey on her local Startrack scheme as a 10 year old before joining an athletics club. Knowing this should really help to inspire these young athletes.”
More information on Startrack is available at www.southsomerset.gov.uk/startrack or by calling 01935 462462.