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Olympic and paralympic sporting excellence showcased in North Northants

Health, leisure and parks

27 October 2021

Photo of NNC Leader and Executive Member with Olympic medallists

North Northamptonshire Council is celebrating our local Olympians and Paralympians following their success in the Tokyo 2020 Games held earlier this year.

A special event is being held on Saturday, November 6 from 10.30am in Willow Place, Corby town centre, where athletes who either live in the area or who train using the facilities in North Northants have been invited to join and answer some questions from Corby Radio.

Not only will visitors in the town centre get a close up to the athletes but they will also be able to join in the Sports Development Team’s campaign ‘I can, You Can, We Can’ by trying out some taster sessions of different sports which will be set up on the day.

Various sports clubs will be attending the town centre event promoting their sports and local children will be encouraged to have a go and be presented with a medal.

We are very excited to be able to welcome our local athletes to this event in Corby and celebrate their success.

We would love to see residents and visitors come along and join us and the athletes to try out some sports, which has been inspired by our ‘I Can, You Can, We Can’ campaign launched in the summer to get people back into sport.
Cllr Helen Howell the council’s deputy leader and executive member for Sport, Leisure, Culture and Tourism
It’s wonderful to see the sporting talent we have in North Northants and encouraging to see that they could use first class facilities in the area to hone their skills to become world-beaters.

Events like this are important as the stars of today can help inspire future generations to achieve greatness tomorrow.
Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council