London 2012 is 6 months away – Are you ready?
Today marks just 6 months to go until the start of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The ‘Are you ready?’ campaign has been counting down to London 2012 and helping clubs to get ready for the increase exposure the games will bring.
With this milestone in mind, today is a great day for clubs to get involved with the countdown and sign up to host a Try Athletics Day ready to mark 100 days to go. Clubs across the country are invited to host a Try Athletics Day during the week of 16th – 22nd April to celebrate 100 days to go (18th April). Clubs are already signing up to host these events and your club can join them. The host clubs, with the support of England Athletics, are providing their community with the chance to get involved in Athletics as participants and volunteers.
England Athletics provides support to clubs with resources and information but clubs are free to format their event how they want. Clubs are already planning many ideas including a mini Olympics and a 100 lap relay.
CCSO, Adam Brown, is very positive about the opportunities hosting an event can bring, “The upcoming Try Athletics Days are a brilliant opportunity for clubs to show what great opportunities they can offer”
Hosting a Try Athletics Day can really benefit clubs in a number of ways. The event will be a great opportunity for clubs to recruit new members and volunteers. With the flexibility of format, clubs can use the day to help work towards their other club and network goals. With the timing of the event, this is a unique opportunity for clubs to take advantage of the increase interest in Athletics and grow as a club.