Belfast Telegraph

Ultimate school Sports Day is top class prize

By Frank Brownlow

Dame Mary Peters, 42 years on from her Olympic gold medal win, is still helping young sports people through her Trust and is now encouraging yet another generation by promoting the School Sports Day prize initiative.

On the back of launching its new-look Athletes Academy, Dale Farm has once again teamed up with the Mary Peters Trust, Podium4Sport and the Belfast Telegraph to offer five schools from across Northern Ireland a sports day package to remember.

Dame Mary said: "Being involved in sport is a wonderful gift, no matter what age you are.

"I would encourage all eligible schools to ensure they are in with a chance of winning this unique prize."

The winning schools will receive a sports day pack from Podium4Sport and Dale Farm worth over £250; a school visit from their local Dale Farm athlete; coverage of their sports day in the Belfast Telegraph; while all refreshments and medals will be provided by Dale Farm.

Building on its successful support of emerging talent through the Dale Farm Sports Award, Northern Ireland's largest dairy company announced its intentions to take an exciting new direction with the launch of the Academy earlier this year.

Five young athletes were selected to receive a £1,000 bursary as well as participating in a development programme.

The competition invites children to design a banner for their school's sports day.

Dale Farm Commercial Manager Jason Hempton said: "We want to promote the benefits of sports for a healthy lifestyle and hope the school sports day competition will go some way towards this."

Closing date for entry is Monday, May 5.

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