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Publication Date:- 2018-05-19
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Swimming legend Mark Foster is heading to Liverpool to mentor next generation of elite athletes

THE 6 times World Champion, with 11 European championship gold medals to his name, who also set 8 world records as a freestyle and butterfly sprinter is hosting a special Swim Camp at Lifestyles Everton Park Sports Centre, on Thursday, 31 May 2018.

Joined by fellow Olympian and World Champion Katy Sexton, they will be on hand to give top coaching tips to youngsters on how to improve their stroke, increase speed and also learn the latest training techniques. There will also be talks relating to nutrition, mind set and race preparation recommendations.

A team of experts will be helping them out on the day, including other international:- swimmers, sports scientists, nutritionists, as well as strength and conditioning coaches.

The Swim Camp is aimed at 9 and 10 year olds who have county consideration times, or 11 to 18 year old competent swimmers who have passed their Stage 7 ASA, right through to young people who already swim competitively at club, county, regional or national level.

The camp costs ₤95 and runs from 9am to around 4.30pm and there are limited spaces. To book a space visit:- MFSA.Co.UK.

Mark said:- "I'm really looking forward to bringing my 1 day Swim Camp to Lifestyles Everton Park this May ½ term. I remember Duncan Goodhew visiting my club when I was 11 and he inspired me to be the best I can possibly be. When I stopped competing, I decided that I wanted to do whatever I could to help today's young swimmers which is what my academy is all about. I've put together a team of some of the most knowledgeable people in sport to help me deliver the most up to date techniques, drills and methods available to swimmers, both in and out of the pool, and I look forward to meeting all the swimmers and their parents soon."

Councillor Tim Moore, Mayoral Lead for Sport, said:- "We are delighted Mark and his team are heading to Liverpool to pass on their knowledge and expertise. Liverpool is a hotbed of sporting talent and this Swim Camp is a great way to inspire young people, giving them tips and advice on how to hone their skills and achieve the goals they set for themselves. I'm sure it will prove to be a very popular, and hopefully the team will discover the next generation of stars who can follow in the slipstream of City legends Stephen Parry or Fran Halsall."

Lancashire Cricket Club is all set to join up with Trafford Live

LANCASHIRE Cricket is delighted to be joining forces with Trafford Council, on Sunday, 8 July 2018, as the Club incorporates a Vitality Blast fixture against Northants Steelbacks as part of their family friendly, Trafford Live event which celebrates the best of Trafford.

The joint festival will showcase the Borough's sports, history and culture offering with a little of everything for both the young and old to enjoy and take part in. The free event, which will be held within the grounds of the Town Hall, on Talbot Road and the Foster's Fan Village, at Emirates Old Trafford, will be open for all to attend. Visitors can experience a host of events, activities and displays provided by some of Trafford's best loved institutions throughout the day.

The Emirates Old Trafford Foster's Fan Village will be free to enter on the day, with reduced ticket prices available for Trafford residents to watch Lancashire Lightning take on Northants Steelbacks in the Vitality Blast, from 2:30pm. Tickets bought in advance will cost ₤5 for adults and just ₤1 for kids.  For more information visit:- LancashireCricket.Co.UK/TraffordLive.

Supporters can enjoy 3 hours of non-stop entertainment, at Emirates Old Trafford, with:- live music, boundary performances, themed nights, plus games, activities and plenty of food and drink in our Foster's Fan Village for all of Lancashire Lightning's Vitality Blast fixtures this summer.

Daniel Gidney, Chief Executive at Lancashire Cricket Club, said:- "We are thrilled to be teaming up with Trafford Council and getting involved in Trafford Live. We have a fantastic relationship with the Council and we are really looking forward to being part of this long standing community event. It is a brilliant event for the people of Trafford to attend and we hope to welcome as many local residents as possible through the gates at Emirates Old Trafford to watch the likes of Jos Buttler and James Faulkner in action for Lancashire Lightning's fixture against Northants Steelbacks."

Joanne Hyde, Corporate Director of Resources at Trafford Council, added:- "Trafford is home to some of the best sport, culture and leisure attractions in the world as well as boasting fantastic grass roots and community organisations. At Trafford Live we bring all of these together in a fun filled celebration and this year we have joined with our partners at Lancashire Cricket Club to make the day better than ever! I hope everyone who attends is able to get a real taste of the great opportunities our Borough has to offer."

Lancashire Cricket Foundation Chairman, Bobby Cross, commented:- "We're delighted to continue our support of Trafford Live this year. We have been involved in the event for a number of years now and it's fantastic that a Vitality Blast fixture at Emirates Old Trafford has been incorporated into the day. Lancashire Cricket has a responsibility to get more people involved in the game and we can do this through events like this, or children playing for the first time via the All Stars Cricket initiative.  I hope everyone who attends has a fantastic day."

Trafford Live, which is organised and run by the Trafford Partnership, will run from 11am to 4pm, on Sunday, 8 July 2018, and includes the following zones:-

At Lancashire Cricket Club:-  Emirates Old Trafford Foster's Fan Village – Access to the Foster's Fan Village, with reduced price tickets for Trafford residents to attend the Lancashire Lightning v Northants Steelbacks fixture (pre-booked only). There will be live music, street performers, family games and activities… Plus appearances from lovable mascot Lanky.

At Trafford Town Hall:-

Armed Forces – Celebrate the contribution to Trafford of our Armed Forces with Army vehicles, handle military objects with Imperial War Museum North and meet some local veterans.

Trafford Libraries - Join in the fun with story time and craft sessions with Trafford Libraries, and of course our free bouncy castle!

Sports arena - Get active with Trafford's sporting clubs, scale new heights on the climbing wall and meet the mascots.

Waterside Arts Centre - Come on down to the Sunken Garden where Waterside will entertain you with creative activities, inspiring performances and exciting events.

National Trust - Learn bush craft skills with the National Trust, make a bird feeder with, take home a herb basket and get into recycling and composting.

Emergency vehicles - Take a look around emergency vehicles with the people that keep Trafford the safest borough in Greater Manchester.

Trafford street party - Be inspired by local voluntary groups and find out how you can get more involved in your community.

Local heritage - Take a stroll around the Town Hall, visit the Mayor's Parlour, see the civic silver and find out fascinating facts about the history of Trafford.

Tickets can be purchased for Lancashire Lightning's Vitality Blast fixture against Northants Steelbacks online at:- LancashireCricket.Co.UK/Tickets or by calling:- 033 33 202 833.

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