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Fun-filled Summer Camps now Available

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09/07/2022 00:00, In Blog / School News / Commonwealth Games /

Kick-start your little ones athletic journey with a fun-filled summer camp!

With the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games just around the corner, there is no better time to get children inspired by athletics and introduce them into the sport.

Over the summer holidays, Starting Blocs (powered by Welsh Athletics) will be working with local athletics clubs to deliver athletics camps to children across Wales for children aged 5 - 12. The Starting Blocs athletics camp will cover all the various disciplines of athletics, introducing children to the sport in a fun and engaging way. Delivered by our expert coaches, many of whom coach at their local club, children will have a great experience learning new skills to support them in athletics.

Birmingham Commonweath Games Hepthalete Lauren Evans said:

"I attended my first summer camp at the age of 11 and I absolutely loved it! They were very fun and we could try out every event so there was something for everyone. I really think that’s where my interest in combined events began, as I had the chance to give everything a go. It’s also where I met some great friends and I’m actually in a training group with one of them now!

Head of Development & Participation at Welsh Athletics, Hannah Pretty added: 

“Starting Blocs summer camps are a great way to introduce your child to the fantastic sport of athletics. Our sport offers lots of variety through run, jump and throw, helping them build fundamental skills needed for a lifetime of sport. It’s also the first step on the pathway to joining a local club, and regularly taking part in athletics on and off track. So many of our athletes have started their journey this way like Lauren and it’s great to see them still enjoying the sport years later through their local clubs, schools teams and even through to international vests!”

Details on upcoming Starting Blocs summer camps for children aged 5 - 12 are here with more added each week!

Plus, for details on athletics camps in Wales for children up to 18 years old, click here.