Wheelchair marathon winner, David Weir, encourages youngsters to represent Sutton
10:19am Friday 27th April 2012 in News
Six times London wheelchair marathon winner, David Weir, is urging youngsters to represent Sutton at the London Youth Games.
Training sessions and trials in various sports including table tennis, hockey and football will take place throughout April and May across Sutton.
They are open to young people aged 11-17 who live or study in the borough.
David Weir, from Sutton, is a double Paralympic gold medallist in wheelchair athletics and represented Sutton at the London Youth Games as a teenager.
He said: "It’s a big honour to be a patron of the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games. It is such an important event for youth sport in London.
"The London Youth Games was where I first got the taste for competing and winning. It has played a significant role in lunching my career towards the Paralympic Games.
"You can never underestimate the buzz an event like the London Youth Games can create amongst young people.
"It is helping to drive up participation in competitive sport and for some; it ignites a spark that can inspire them right to the top level."
For information contact email@example.com, call 020 8770 4667 or visit sutton.gov.uk.