As has already been mentioned on these pages
before, the Talent Camps are showcasing the talents
off our young athletes and giving them the opportunity
to learn from sporting personalities and coaches.
The 8 to 16
year olds, both able-bodied and disabled, were chosen from 9
different athletic fields. Twelve hundred competitors
from the local area, Preston, Blackpool, Southport and
Formby all attended, and competed in the 9 events. the
North West had the largest percentage of disabled athletes
taking part in the wheelchair basketball, athletics and
Jubilee Baton will be taken to the Talent Camp at Lancashire
University, on Saturday evening. This is on it's
penultimate leg of the journey around the Commonwealth, the
last leg being the journey to Manchester Stadium on the 25th
July, where it will be passed to the Queen to officially
open the games.
David Newton, Chair of the Active Sports Talent Camp Board
said: "It is our intention that a number of young
people along with some of their coaches will go on to
represent England at future Commonwealth Games or at other
Talent Camp will also provide a unique opportunity for
coaches and volunteers to learn from each other, and for
good practice to be shared. may I wish everyone
involved a wonderful weekend of learning and fun, and wish
them all success in the future."
Girls on left above, Isle of Man Girls on right above, below
left, Isle of man Lads, below right, Merseyside Lads.