26-08-2016

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As our Olympic heroes return home, the nation is throwing a HUGE Sports Day and here in Perthshire & Kinross we've made sure that everyone can join in! 

13567357 1008234339283697 8302417767160873681 nOn Saturday 27th August the nation's Olympic heroes will join in with all of us regular Joes to create the nation's biggest ever sports day. I Am Team GB is running up and down teh country and we're all invited!  Here in Perth and Kinross, LAL is leading the charge (of course!) and offering FREE swimming and sportshall activities to all kids 15 and under. No catch, no secret agenda, just a big old celebration of sports, our Olympic Heroes (and the fact that we have bragging rights to 67 medals including Stephen Milne's Silver right here in PERTH!!!) 

The event is supported by the National Lottery who currently fund 1300 Olympic athletes and will take place in partnership with the British Olympic Association, UK Sport and is supported by Join In.  Here in Perth, LAL is extremely proud to bolster the support given by offering our local athletes access to the Talented Athlete Scheme.  Stephen, Camilla Hattersley and Eilidh Doyle (nee childs) all competed and have all been supported by this great scheme at some point (Stephen still is!).  As well as this, we help support coaches like Ann Dixon who has been instrumental in the success of both Stephen and Camilla as well as providing support to Perth City Swim club and the next generation of swimmers. 

For us, the participation of our own people in such a momentous Games has been extraordinary.  Stephen's Silver Medal was the sporting cherry on top but to know that our facilities, our programmes and our support has played even a small part in the success of these outstanding athletes and coaches makes us very proud indeed.

Now... as well as supporting these exceptional perfomance athletes we also want to make sure YOU build a love of sport which is why we were quick to sign up to the I Am Team GB Sports Day.  It is with great happiness that we open our doors on Saturday 27th August to offer all children 15 and under a free sports day.  Pull out your swimmie, pack your trainers and find your Mum a referee's whistle, this is all about joining in and annoucing that #IAmTeamGB. 

Please do share this on and send us your pics of your sporting fun - we've heard that a certain Silver Medallist will be joining in across various venues so do look out for Stephen and make sure to grab selfie for us! 

EXTRA EXTRA FRIDAY 26th AUGUST: We are super excited to announce that Stephen Milne, Rio Olympic Medallist, will be at Perth Leisure Pool tonight, Friday 26th August, from 6pm when he'll be happy to pose for selfies with his silver medal! WHOOP WHOOP! #TeamGB

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If you'd like to find out more about how LAL can help athletes or coaches then please click through:

Talented Athlete Scheme - www.liveactive.co.uk/Sports-Development/talented-athlete-scheme

Coaching - www.liveactive.co.uk/Blog/50-for-a-reason-29-great-partnerships-work-for-all