Become Scotland’s next sprint star

LOCAL youngsters are being given another opportunity to get fit thanks to the CashBack for Communities initiative.

Angus Council’s sports development team along with ScottishAthletics, Arbroath and District Athletic Club and the CAFE Project will be starting Street Sprint at Arbroath Sports Centre.

Street Sprint will provide opportunities for young people in Angus aged 10 to 19, to engage in physical activity through athletics – as well as aspiring to become Scotland’s next sprint king or queen!

It will allow young people to be timed over a 60 metre distance via speed gates through a variety of different ways including individual timed sprinting, group relays and various starting techniques.

Sports Development officer Laura Baxter said “We feel this is an ideal opportunity to bring young people to a sport they may never have had any contact with in the past.

“We hope that this diversionary activity turns into a developmental activity with the youngsters who attend the Street Sprint sessions accessing a local club set up such as Arbroath and District Athletic Club for continued participation in the sport.”

The Street Sprint sessions will take place at Arbroath Sports Centre every Friday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m until March 30.

For more information contact Laura Baxter on 01307 474243.