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Young athletes power ahead with Firmus Energy Super 6.

By Robert Jones

The largest youth athletics series in Northern Ireland is set to get even bigger this year with the announcement that an extra evening of competition will be added. The series will now be known as the Firmus Energy Super 6.

Celebrating its 25th year, the athletics series is going from strength to strength, which reflects the growing demand for the sport right across Northern Ireland. Organised by Lagan Valley Athletics Club and taking place at the Mary Peters track, the firmus energy Super 6 is designed to encourage beginners to have a go at track and field events as well as helping to develop serious global competitors and future local Olympians.

Bryan McCorkell from Lagan Valley Athletics Club explained: "Last year saw a record number of participants. Due to this resounding success and the growing popularity of youth athletics in Northern Ireland, we decided that adding an extra date to the series was necessary."

Des Brown of firmus energy added: "It is great to see athletics thrive in Northern Ireland and so many young people getting the opportunity to try and excel at the sport. We look forward to working closely with the organisers again at this year's series, which we have no doubt will be bigger and better than before."

The 25th year of the series will open with the first meet on Thursday April 16 at the Mary Peters Track. For more information, visit www.laganvalleyac.co.uk or the firmus energy Super 6 Facebook page.

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