Monday, 2 July 2007

Scottish Power Youth Festival /Celtic Cup Volunteers

The Scottish Power Youth Festival is a fantastic opportunity for young athletes to get involved in the big occasion.
Hundreds of children from schools and clubs across Scotland will take part in the Scottish Power Youth Festival big event in Inchyra Park, in advance of the top-class Bank of Scotland Celtic Cup, track and field meeting at Grangemouth stadium in the evening.
Jogscotland, Scotland's recreational running network, will be involved for the first time through co-ordination of the Scottish Power Family Mile fun-run. The Family Mile is open to all ages and there will be a goody bag for all finishers. Entry fee is £3.
Come and Try activities, including foam javelin, hurdles and standing long jump, in addition to rugby, football, club golf and hockey are also planned, all of which would be free of charge, while the return of Falkirk's Fastest Kid should prove popular, with the final set to take place on the main stage, live on Sky Sports 2, and on front of a packed crowd on the evening of the Bank of Scotland Celtic Cup.
Club activity and involvement is planned to grow for the Bank of Scotland Celtic Cup 2007, and new for this year, the club relay format has evolved to form Scottish Power Young Athlete Road Races for the under-13 to under-17 age categories, with an entry fee of £3 and a goody bag to all finishers.
Clubs from all over Scotland will be invited to compete, with all athletes receiving a free ticket to the prestigious evening competition.
Entry forms are available at the stadium or can be downloaded from They should be returned to scottishathletics, 9a South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB.
Those involved in the ScottishPower Youth Festival will ultimately become part of the main event when the two meetings come together in the early evening, as the international athletes take to the stage and the elite competition begins.


In addition to all the events we are looking for young volunteers to be available 18:30 to 21:00 to assist with the Celtic cup organisation for trackside duties such as carrying clothesbaskets for top athletes such as:
Craig Mottram :Australia's greatest ever 5000m runner.
The 27 year-old from Frankston, Victoria, won World Championship bronze over 5000m in Helsinki in 2005 - the first non-African to win a medal in that event since 1987 - and Commonwealth Games silver over the same distance in Melbourne, his hometown, in 2006.
Last summer he defeated Kenenisa Bekele to win the World Cup 3000m.
Lee McConnell, a former high jumper, won Commonwealth Games silver in Manchester (2002) over the flat 400m, and later that year won bronze in the same event at the European Championships.
Jason Gardener
In March 2007 Jason Gardener won the European Indoor 60m title for the fourth time.
Major achievements include World Championships, Olympic and Commonwealth gold medals in the 4 x 100m relays.
Sonia O'Sullivan
Multi medallist Sonia O'Sullivan, was one of the leading female 5000m runners for most of the 1990's and early 2000's.
This will be her last ever UK track appearance and, if selected for Ireland, her last track appearance in the national colours.
She won gold over 5000m at the 1995 World Athletics Championships and Olympic silver over the same distance in Sydney 2000.
Jade Nimmo
Falkirk Victoria Harrier member, has just been selected for the Norwich Union Great Britain and Northern Ireland team for the IAAF World Youth Championships to be staged in Ostrava,

It's a once in a lifetime oportunity to be at close quarters with these top athletes
For those who wish to help or want to find out more contact Andy Ronald : Mobile:07742 280530
at the Stadium, Tuesday and Thursday nights.

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