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Lions support Typhoo National Junior Athletics Championships

The Lions Club International UK have stepped forward with an incredible £6,000 donation for the Typhoo National Athletics Championships taking place this weekend at the University of Warwick. A cheque presentation will be made to EFDS over the weekend’s competition. 

Wheelchair racers at the Nationals 2016

On the 1 and 2 July, more than 200 junior disabled athletes from across the UK will compete in the Typhoo National Junior Athletics Championships. Organised by the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS), we are delighted to have the support Lions Club International UK and Typhoo. Following eight regional qualifiers, the National Championships will take place at Warwick Athletics Stadium in Coventry where spectators will be able to spot future stars.

The partnership between EFDS and the Lions Club International UK is long standing and has over the years been fundamental in supporting the annual Athletics Championship.

Simon Coates Photography EFDS 1885Aiming to increase the number of disabled people in sport, the event supports athletes from all over the country to compete in a series of track and field events. The Saturday programme begins at 10am until 3.30pm, while on Sunday events will start at 9.30am and finish around 12.30pm.

As well as the donation, the Lions Club International UK also provide volunteers for the two days of competition, this year with more than 20 volunteers dedicating their time over the weekend.

Ian Clare, Lions Partnership Officer for the English Federation of Disability Sport said:

“The National Junior Games has helped to identify and develop new talent, as well as engaging many Lions members as volunteers. Our partnership confirms two of the Lions Clubs key areas of commitment to local communities: health and youth, encouraging fulfilling lives and empowering the next generation.”

EFDS would like to officially thank the Lions Club International for their unwavering support and commitment over the years.

Provisional event programme and more information will be available on the EFDS website. Follow the conversation with the event hashtag #SportsForAll.