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More than 130 young disabled athletes set for National Championships

This weekend, 6 and 7 July, talented junior athletes are set to shine at the National Junior Para Athletics Championships 2024.

Junior athlete taking part in seated discus throw at Activity Alliance's Athletics Championships event.

The National Junior Para Athletics Championships 2024 will see beginners to established athletes compete across track and field events. Coventry Athletics Track at Warwick University will play host to the Championships, with a packed schedule already confirmed.

Adam Blaze, writing in his programme notes ahead of the weekend said:

"We are proud to organise this event, steeped in golden history from names you will know in track and field. For decades this Championships has led the way in finding future stars. We hear time and time again how important they are for the young athletes and how much fun they have. Whether for competition experience or to meet their peers from other regions.
"We also know from coaches, teachers, and parents how important this type of event is and how vital it is to keep it going every year. In such a big sporting year, many competing in Paris will recall this very event as their starting point. We are so proud that many including Paralympians Hannah Cockcroft, Kare Adenegan and Aled Davies all started their careers at the junior competition."

Bradford, Keighley and Skipton Disability Athletics club is just one of many that will cheer on a team of juniors. Janet Arkwright, Head Coach, shared her excitement at bringing a team to the event once again.

"Personally, as Head Coach, I get to see the athletes progressing in their sport and achieve their potential and their dreams to one day be or compete in the Paralympics" she said.
"The great thing about this event is the atmosphere and the people who you meet along the way who give you the information to help your athletes."

The annual event has for decades given young disabled athletes the opportunity to compete in a major event. Whilst gold medals will be up for grabs, the event can also play a pivotal part in helping a young athlete reach their potential.

The Championships would not be a success without the help of our dedicated volunteers. Activity Alliance would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those that play a part in hosting the competition.

You can read the programme for the event online.

Follow the Championships conversation using #JuniorAthletics24 on Twitter.