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Onsite athletics training for kids at Belgrade 2017

February 9, 2017 IN THE CATEGORY: Health, Responsible retailing, Sport sponsorship

  • Spark Kids Athletics Park, European Athletics Championships 2016

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  • Promoting an active and healthy lifestyle for tomorrow's young stars

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As principal sponsor of the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade on 3-5 March, SPAR will once again be working with the Female Coaching Network (FCN) to run the SPARK kids Athletics Park (SPARK).

SPARK was first launched at the 2010 European Athletics Championships and has since developed into a great platform for demonstrating the key disciplines of athletics: running, jumping and throwing. The partnership with FCN has further expanded SPARK to include training guidelines for young athletes and their parents.

During the course of the Indoor Championships in Belgrade, FCN will hold workshops at the SPARK tent, encouraging all young spectators to participate. Activities will be based around an indoor track and field concept called Sportshall and is aimed at kids aged 4-16. The SPARK area will also include the popular Nutrition Zone tent, which is dedicated to promoting and encouraging healthy eating.

At this year’s Indoor Champs we will also be running a hashtag competition (#sparkfcn) where spectators can share their experiences of the Indoor Championships and stand a chance of winning a SPAR shopping bag.

Watch our Spark Kids Athletics Park video at the 2016 European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam.