Olympic relic lights up athletics event - with pic NDFP torch

Jill North, Coalfields Regenaration Trust sports legacy programme sports co-ordinator, runs with an Olympic Torch from the 1948 London Olympic Games.
Jill North, Coalfields Regenaration Trust sports legacy programme sports co-ordinator, runs with an Olympic Torch from the 1948 London Olympic Games.

A TORCH used in the 1948 Olympic torch relay has visited young athletes in the borough.

The torch which was used when the Olympics was last held in England featured in a relay race at the end of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust volunteer ambassador athletics event at High Melton College.

The track athletics event was another Sports Legacy and Mygames event inspired by the 2012 London Olympics. Sports Legacy is a Coalfields Regeneration Trust healthy lifestyles programme.

More than 50 participants took part in the event run by volunteer Ambassadors from Doncaster College who work with schools in Doncaster.

The organisers were all ambassadors on the Mygames programme which calls on young people to undertake exciting volunteering projects, in their community, that promote and celebrate the values of the 2012 Olympic Games.

The aim of the programme is to promote the values of the Olympic games which include friendship, respect, excellence, equality and determination and to connect these communities to the exciting build up to 2012.