Portlaoise AC host Olympics camp

Portlaoise AC are hosting an ‘Olympics Athletics Camp’ this summer at the club grounds on the Mountrath Road, running from July 10 to August 10, from 10am to 2.30pm each day.

Portlaoise AC are hosting an ‘Olympics Athletics Camp’ this summer at the club grounds on the Mountrath Road, running from July 10 to August 10, from 10am to 2.30pm each day.

Local athlete Dan Mulhare is involved with the organisation of the camp, which aims to give children a chance to participate in all the various Olympic events.

Throughout the week all the kids who attend will be thought the fundamentals of all the Olympic Athletic disciplines. All coaches at the camp will have specific knowledge of each event they will be coaching. Having the chance to learn a new event is a great way to discover hidden talents in a fun way.

Each day will be split with two different events being focused upon each day. Sprints, middle distance, jumps and throws will be covered over the five days.

All participants will receive a specially designed Tee-Shirt, and Medal with Certificates and Medals being presented for specific tasks and events.

In the event of poor weather, we will be running the Camp indoors at Portlaoise College, located next to the Track.

For more information or application forms, contact Dan Mulhare on 087 778 2134 or danmulhare@yahoo.ie