Youngsters prepare for annual Typhoo National Athletics Championships

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Nathan Freeman at the 2017 event

Typhoo and Activity Alliance team up to support disabled athletics in the annual Typhoo National Junior Athletics Championships this weekend (7-8 July). With over 230 youngsters taking part in the event at Warwick Athletics Stadium in Coventry.

Aiming to increase the number of disabled people in sport, athletes compete in a series of track and field events from 10am on Saturday.

One athlete competing is 14-year-old, Nathan Freeman: “I’m excited to be competing at the Typhoo National Junior Athletics Championships this weekend. I’ve competed in it for the last three years and it is one of my favourite events. In preparation, I’ve been working hard to improve my times but I’m mainly making sure I just enjoy the event.”

The event programme enables more disabled people to access opportunities in more places, whether for talent development or to reap the benefits of an active lifestyle.

Barry Horne, Chief Executive for Activity Alliance, said: “The partnerships we have are vital for the work we do, especially for exciting programmes like this one. Typhoo’s support means we can ensure many more disabled people have more opportunities to be and stay active.”

Somnath Saha, CEO of Typhoo Tea, said: “Sports unites people and, at Typhoo, bringing communities together is an important part of what we do. Supporting Activity Alliance again this year, we look forward to providing more opportunities for young disabled people to compete at a high level as part of our ongoing Sports for All programme.”

For the provisional programme and more information, please visit Activity Alliance’s website. Follow the event conversation with the hashtag #SportsForAll.