En­cour­age young to get sporty

Midweek Sport - - THURSDAY AUG 9 -

THE Olympics are just get­ting bet­ter and bet­ter.

I’ve been watch­ing quite a bit of the ac­tion and I’m lov­ing it.

I was quite emo­tional when I saw Jes­sica En­nis win­ning her gold medal for the hep­tathlon.

She did so well in the 800m and ran it in a fan­tas­tic time she must have gained strength from the home crowd.

As well as be­ing an amaz­ing ath­lete she seems like a re­ally nice girl, she comes across as a com­plete and ut­ter sweet­heart.

It was great see­ing her win. All these ath­letes work their ar­ses off and show such ded­i­ca­tion and they are proof that hard work pays off.

I re­ally hope it in­spires the young gen­er­a­tion.

The other day some­one was on the telly talk­ing about how young peo­ple need to know that it doesn’t cost a lot of money to join a lo­cal ath­let­ics club or what­ever.

They were say­ing that ev­ery­one needs to know that it’s not hard to take up sport but it is. I mean some of them prob­a­bly don’t even know where to find their lo­cal club.

Any kid want­ing to take up a sport needs a mum or dad who will sup­port them and drive them places or what­ever.

A lot of par­ents are strug­gling to make ends meet and can’t af­ford the time to be tak­ing their kids to clubs, never mind the money.

It’s not as easy as these peo­ple make out and I think the gov­ern­ment should be do­ing more to en­cour­age the younger gen­er­a­tion to take up sport.

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