FINAL SCORE presenter and Commonwealth Games gymnast Gabby Logan has called on schools in Burnley to sign up for next month’s Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week.
Last year more than 14,000 schools across Britain signed up to the week-long national initiative, with five million children taking part in a host of activities that included staging an Opening Ceremony to athletics, tennis, football or even a Parents Mile.
Already signed up for this year’s week-long event is Shuttleworth College and Logan has urged other schools in the area to follow suit.
The mum-of-two, who is the ambassador for Lloyds TSB National School Sports week that will run from June 27th through to July 1st, said: “It’s a great scheme. It’s not necessarily about children becoming Olympic athletes but just getting healthier and enjoying themselves.
“Sport is a great British past-time and you can have a good time with mates, as well as doing it competitively.”
Logan’s sporting pedigree will be an inspiration to children. She represented Wales as a gymnast in the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland and is married to former Scottish rugby player Kenny Logan, while her dad Terry Yorath, 61, is an ex-Wales footballer and manager.
Participating schools in this year’s event could win the chance to carry the Olympic Torch or win tickets to London 2012 - and Logan more than approves.
“It’s about helping people to get involved in sport and perhaps try one of the Olympic or Paralympic sports and maybe try to set new personal bests and enjoy sport,” she added.
“There are opportunities to win tickets when you sign up and equipment for schools so it is a great event.”
• Lloyds TSB NSSW uses London 2012 to inspire children to try Olympic and Paralympic sports. Help your local school carry the Olympic Flame in the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay or to win tickets – visit www.lloydstsb.com/nationalschoolsportweek