September 14, 2010 9.23 am This story is over 162 months old

Jump into new sport initiative with both feet

Jump in: A new sport initiative will start this week in Lincoln, aiming to boost Lincolnshire’s jumping credentials.

Lincolnshire Jumps Academy launches a new sporting initiative starting Sunday, September 19, at Yarborough Leisure Centre in Lincoln.

Run by Lincolnshire Sports Partnerships (LSP) and Lincolnshire Athletics Network, coaches will offer advice to those interested in high jump, long jump, or triple jump.

Rachel Belcher, the NGB Project Officer at LSP, set up the Academy, running on the third Sunday of every month at the Yarborough Leisure Centre.

Belcher is encouraging people from across Lincolnshire to take part, and wants anyone who is interested to give it a try.

“This is a great opportunity to learn from the best; we have coaches coming to provide invaluable advice for our athletes,” she said.

Open from 10am until 4pm, the Lincolnshire Jumps Academy event is free to attend for all, so there is nothing to lose.

Lincolnshire Jumps Academy is an idea spawned from the Lincolnshire Throws Academy, which developed some local talent in discus, hammer and javelin.

One success story is Kieran Tscherniawsky (pictured), who competes in the seated discuss event.

He got spotted last year at a Lincolnshire Throws event and is now hoping to compete in the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Now a member of the Lincolnshire Elite Athlete Programme (LEAP), Tscherniawsky has every chance of reaching his goal.

Source, Photo: Lincolnshire Sports Partnership