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Sheepmount Primary Schools’ Athletics Festival

[A]round 300 children, aged between 5 and 11 years old, will take part in a Carlisle Primary Schools’ Athletics festival at the Sheepmount Stadium this Friday (8 June).

Organised by GLL in partnership with Carlisle City Council, the sports festival will be held between 10am and 2.15pm. All the children will take part in a range of track and field events.

Twelve teams for both keys stages will come together to compete in five events each including javelin, sprinting, hurdles, long jump and shot put.

The children will work within mixed groups split into key stage one and two, giving all the children the best opportunity to be engaged and involved throughout.

Michal Barnes, School Sports Co-ordinator for GLL said: “We are pleased to be working in partnership with Carlisle City Council to provide an athletics event for local primary schools. This is a great chance to showcase the great athletics facilities that we have at the Sheepmount. The festival will provide an opportunity for the young people to try out a host of athletics disciplines in a fun environment.”

Cllr Anne Quilter, Portfolio holder for Culture, Heritage and Leisure, added: “The Primary Schools’ Athletics Festival will be a great opportunity for local school children to try out the new track and facilities at the Sheepmount. I hope all the children have a great day and enjoy taking part in the sports event.”

Carlisle’s Sheepmount athletics stadium and track reopened on Thursday 29 March 2018.

The Carlisle City Council sports facility, including the buildings, track and turf, were all submerged in several feet of flood water and were extensively damaged by Storm Desmond in December 2015. All the facilities are back up and running.

The site is managed by GLL on behalf of Carlisle City Council. For general enquiries, please contact GLL on 01228 593789.

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