Inspiring Borders sporting superstars of the future

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YOUNG athletes from across the Borders came together last week at the Active Champions Easter camp.

The aim of the game was to learn what it takes to perform sport at the highest level and under the guidance of local coaches Janet Jack and Doug Folan, the youngsters learned about winning attitude, leadership, teamwork and healthy eating.

Each day the athletes did fitness testing, took part in competitions and did skills to help them improve their agility, balance and co-ordination.

Gordon Richardson from local firm Fjordhus which sponsored the camp said: “It is really pleasing to see young people be given the chance to compete against others and learn what it takes to get better in sport. The future of the Borders sporting talent bodes well if they can keep getting access to these high-level opportunities.”

Coach Jack added: “All the youngsters really developed their skills over the last three days, and each of them now has a goal that they have set themselves and they want to achieve to get better in their sport.”

Active Champions will be putting on more events and activities for young people, parents and coaches over the next few months, so that the sporting talent in the Borders can keep getting stronger.