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Youngsters represent Romford, Hornchurch and Rainham at Mini Athletics championship

PUBLISHED: 10:00 11 December 2019 | UPDATED: 10:01 11 December 2019

Yougsters representing Romford, Hornchurch and Rainham at the Mini Athletics event. Picture: Michael Cameron

Yougsters representing Romford, Hornchurch and Rainham at the Mini Athletics event. Picture: Michael Cameron

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A team of five to seven-year-olds from Havering put their sports skills to the test by competing against teams from across the UK in a new Mini Athletics event.

Yougsters representing Romford, Hornchurch and Rainham at the Mini Athletics event. Picture: Michael CameronYougsters representing Romford, Hornchurch and Rainham at the Mini Athletics event. Picture: Michael Cameron

The Mini Athletics Superstar National Championship event invited children to take part in fun sport events and entertainment.

A group of youngsters from the borough represented Romford, Hornchurch and Rainham at the sport competition on Saturday, November 30.

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It began with an opening ceremony where teams paraded their flags around the arena.

This was followed by a warm up with the gazelle mascot, Gogo, and a presentation with Olympic medallist and GB captain Martyn Rooney and former British pole vault record holder, Kate Rooney.

Team captain and franchisee Ahsan Badruddin, said: "A truly inspiring day, full of young talented athletes of the future, Havering's young talent turned up and participated in a new mini athletic National championship format.

"It was a blast."

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