Uttlesford has got sporting talent

Uttlesford Schools Sports Partnership organised a Year 6 talent camp. Uttlesford Schools Sports Partnership organised a Year 6 talent camp.

Thursday, June 12, 2014
5:29 PM

Some of Uttlesford’s most promising young athletes took part in the annual Year 6 Talent Camp.

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Forty-five students were selected from across the district’s primary schools for the three-day event, organised by Uttlesford Schools Sports Partnership and held at Newport Free Grammar during the May half-term.

They took part in multi-sports training and had been tested on their individual athletic ability, speed, co-ordination and fitness, which also included a bleep test.

On the Wednesday afternoon they had a series of physical tests to see if they were the fastest in Uttlesford. Then, on the Thursday, they travelled to the Lea Valley to the indoor athletics track where they were trained by different coaches working on hurdling, long jump and javelin.

Jackie Coleman, sports games co-ordinator, said: “The students had a fabulous experience of a large variety of sports. The boys and girls had opportunities to be challenged in handball, basketball, badminton, cricket and Gaelic football.

“The students worked extremely hard over the three days and had a fun but challenging time.

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