Going for Gold
18 May 2012
Peak Team Leader and Harriers Coach, Rhys Williams tells us about the LC Harriers Athletics Club
"Swansea harriers have partnered up with the LC to set up a satellite club targeting 7-10 Year olds, the satellite club is an amazing opportunity for youngsters to come and have fun while developing new skills and meeting new people. With the Olympics in London this year there is a big focus on the athletics with Dai Green flying the flag for wales and Swansea harriers, the satellite club can help young athletes develop there hidden talents but it also gives them the opportunity to experience different events. I think it is important that we try to push a sport which sometimes gets overlooked by rugby and football and even schools put athletics in the background. Athletics is and individual sport which shows true talent. Since we have started the satellite club hear at the LC we have had great support and a lot of young athletes showing good potential for the future, the sessions are every Wednesday between 5-6.15pm. We focus on basic but essential technique to help young athletes progress, but we also allow them to have fun at the same time playing games for warm up and cool down and also have small competitions putting them in a competitive environment. During the summer holidays we will not be stopping the sessions, I think with Olympic fever it is important to carry that on through the grass roots. So come along and try out new skills and most important come and have fun."