South Leeds: Hundreds of kids enjoy spectacular centre sports day

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More than 400 children from 14 Leeds schools have hopped, skipped and jumped to glory at a super-sized sports day.

The Asda Active Sports Day at the John Charles Centre for Sport, in Beeston, saw youngsters compete in everything from the long jump and hurdles to the shot put as part of the supermarket’s Get Britain Moving campaign on Thursday.

Run in conjunction with the Sports Leaders UK community sports charity, the event saw triple jumper Ahtollah Rose and skier Charlotte Guest give pupils an idea of life as a top athlete.

Tim Scott, Asda community projects manager, said, “We are passionate about supporting our communities and the Asda Active events play an important part in helping us to do this.

“You can tell just by looking at the smiles what a great day it has been and to see the youngsters having fun whilst getting active is even more pleasing.”

Asda and Sports Leaders UK are putting on more than 400 free sports days across the UK in a bid to continue the Olympic legacy.

Athletes Guest and Rose are being supported by Asda this year as part of a programme run in partnership with the charity SportsAid to help the next generation of sporting talent.

Primary school staff and MP for Pudsey, Stuart Andrew, were also on hand to inspire the youngsters to victory.

Dave Savidge, regional manager at Sports Leaders UK, said: “It’s been a fantastic day and everyone has really enjoyed themselves.

“Today’s event is just one of the Asda Active events we are putting on this summer as we look to inspire the next generation and in turn get Britain moving.”

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