Sports Stars visit martial arts club in Chippenham

John Inverdale, Sharron Davies and Daley Thompson in Chippenham Photo: Alexandra Lodge

A martial arts club in Chippenham is welcoming three well-known names in the world of sport. Daley Thompson, Sharron Davies and broadcaster John Inverdale are visiting Ninja Tots as part of a nationwide tour to get people to visit their local sports club.

Ninja Tots are aged between 2 and 7 Credit: Alexandra Lodge

Ninja Tots is a mixed martial arts club for children from two to seven years old. Youngsters learn teamwork skills as well as confidence and dedication.

Olivia Smith from Chippenham Credit: Alexandra Lodge

Ninja Tots was set up by Victoria Foote ten years ago. She is a 4th dan black belt in taekwondo and says it's important to teach children martial arts from a young age.

Victoria Foote, Ninja Tots founder Credit: Alexandra Lodge

The 'Join In' weekend is designed to help capture the spirit of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Backed by Team GB medal winners past and present, 'Join In Local Sport' is an independent charity funded by government with the specific aim of getting as many people as possible to turn up, take part and join in at their local sports facilities this weekend - the first weekend after the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games.

Ninja Tots in action Credit: Alexandra Lodge

Over the last three months over 5,000 events have signed up representing every nation and region in the UK, and covering more than three dozen sports, from athletics to swimming, to canoeing, cycling, gymnastics, hockey and karate.

Find out what events are happening near you, simply go to the Join In website www.joininuk.org .