Budding Athletes get on Track 

Over 250 budding young ‘Colin Jacksons’ and ‘Paula Radcliffes’ have taken part in an event aimed at finding the next generation of talented athletes.

The ‘Talent ID Day’ attracted children representing ten primary schools in the area and was held at the National Indoor Arena, Cardiff (NIAC) in partnership between the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) and Welsh Athletics.

During the day, the children took part in a range of fun activities aimed at testing their strength, speed, stamina and agility.

The best performers from the day were then invited to join UWIC’s renowned Junior Athletics Academy with their first 10 weeks membership funded by UWIC and Welsh Athletics.

“The overall aim of the Talent ID Day is to find young children with the potential to become star athletes in the future,” said Rachel Murray, Sports Development Manager, UWIC.

“The event is also a great opportunity for us to get kids more involved in sport and to create interest in athletics,” she added.

The schools that took part in the event were; All Saints, Brynhafod, Glan yr Afon, Adamstown, Mount Stewart, Pentrebayn, Springwood, Trelai, Ninian and Llanedyn.

Over 1500 children take part in sports activities at NIAC every week and building on its reputation for developing strong links with the community, NIAC will host School Sports Days for 26 local schools this term.

For further information please contact Kristian Ball, Communications Manager on:

Tel: 029 2041 7115
Email: kball@uwic.ac.uk
Web: http://www.uwic.ac.uk/