Chichester youngsters test out Olympic sports

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MORE than 60 children have tried Olympic sports for the first time in an event designed to inspire the next generation of champions.

The University of Chichester teamed up with housing provider Affinity Sutton to organise the free event, giving the children, who were all from the Chichester area, the chance to try sports such as handball, basketball and gymnastics that are growing in popularity thanks to the Olympics.

Jane Haskins, from Affinity Sutton, said: ‘We introduced the kids to lots of different sports and if they like them, we have given them the details of local clubs where they can carry on.’

The event at the university’s Sports Activity and Research Centre attracted between six and 14-year-olds, and was run by staff and students from the university.