February 10, 2011 2.53 pm This story is over 152 months old

City clubs can take part in the Olympics

Gold rush: Sports clubs and individuals can have a piece of the 2010 Olympic action with a new project.

Sports clubs in Lincoln are being encouraged to sign up for a project that could see them closely involved with the 2012 Olympics.

Quest for Gold, developed by Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, is one of four 2012 Games legacy projects.

It aims to allow people to experience Olympic and Paralympic sports in the run up to the Games.

Individuals can sign up for the programme when it launches in March and receive six “gold sessions” for free from participating sports clubs.

However, Lincolnshire Sports Partnership is still looking for more clubs to take part in the scheme.

Sports clubs taking part in the scheme will be linked to Lincolnshire’s Strategy for the 2012 Games and be involved in Olympic events in Lincolnshire.

The club most actively involved will also win a prize.

Sports Manager at Lincolnshire Sports Partnership Hanya Pielichaty said: “This is such a great opportunity for sports clubs and leisure centres to get involved with the 2012 Games.

“The partnership want to make sure that everyone in the county has the chance to take part in Olympic and Paralympic sports in the run up to the Games, and this is a perfect opportunity.

“Many clubs in the county have already pledged their support, but we need more.

“There are 33 sports in total and we need clubs from all of those sports in all of the districts to come forward, join the Quest for Gold programme and support sport in Lincolnshire.”

Quest for Gold is free for clubs to join. Contact Pielichaty for more information on 01522 585580 or by email.

Source: Lincolnshire Sports Partnership