Young footballers get sprint tips from track and field star

Former Olympian and world champ talks to soccer kids about life in the fast lane

YOUNGSTERS at a Barnstaple soccer school are hoping to take the fast track to success after listening to the advice of a world champion sprinter.

Thrilled footballers at the Chivenor Soccer School were paid an inspirational visit by British sprint-distance star Jamie Baulch during half-term week.

Jamie, who counts 400metre and 4x400m world championship gold medals, and a 4x400m Olympic silver medal among his achievements, spoke to players about sprinting and how a good running technique could improve their overall game.

The athlete spent the afternoon taking them through their paces on the athletics track.

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The Chivenor Soccer School, a Plymouth Argyle development centre, runs weekly sessions for footballers aged from four to 16.

For information, contact Lee Barrow on 07890 018502.

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