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Local sporting heroes join Athletics Open Day

Daniel Caines, an English athlete who competes in 400 metres, was born in Solihull Credit: Chris Clark/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Former World Indoor Athletics Champion, Daniel Caines, will take part in an Athletics Open Day at Birmingham's Alexander Stadium today.

Paralympic Martin Crutchley is from Staffordshire Credit: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

He will be joined by local hero and Paralympic shot putter Martin Crutchley, along with more than 30 aspiring young athletes.

The event is being held by the Join In initiative, which aims to encourage local sports clubs and communities to open their doors to visitors and volunteers.


Dodgeball team to compete in UK Championships

Walsall Warriors dodgeball team Credit: ITV News Central

Walsall Warriors dodgeball club have secured a place in the Irish and UK Championships to be held in Dublin on 7th of September, but they are still one player short, needing a female player to compete in the tournament.

The team are on a mission to find their final player and hope to promote health and fitness in the Walsall region by using the sport of Dodgeball as a tool to get people fitter.

Regional school sporting event underway in Nottinghamshire

Over 1,000 children from 90 school teams have arrived at the University of Nottingham for the opening ceremony of the 2013 Nottinghamshire School Games.

Paralympic swimmer, Charlotte Henshaw, who won a silver medal at 2012 Paralympic Games, is on hand to offer advice.

The Mansfield-born athlete says the Nottingham School Games will keep the spirit of the Olympics alive.


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