Sheffield's '˜Cardiac Olympics' led by students

Savvy sixth-formers teamed up with a leading heart charity to organise a sporting event specifically designed to help those who suffer from heart conditions.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 24th February 2016, 10:47 am
Updated Wednesday, 24th February 2016, 10:50 am
Cardian Olympics at Concord Sports Centre, Sheffield
Cardian Olympics at Concord Sports Centre, Sheffield

The ‘Cardiac Olympics’ took place at the Concord Sports Centre in Sheffield and was run entirely by students from Longley Park Sixth Form College.

Students teamed up with the British Heart Foundation charity to help raise awareness for healthy living, particularly for individuals who currently have a whole range of heart problems.

This Olympics followed the success of last year’s event, when Level 3 Sports Coaching, Development and Fitness students led a wide range of activities for people suffering from heart conditions.

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The tasks and challenges were specially designed to help participants improve their health and fitness for the future.

Cosin Mubeto, Level 3 Sports Coaching, Development and Fitness student at the college said afterwards; “I have really enjoyed working with the British Heart Foundation. The individuals showed great competitiveness and brilliant enthusiasm during the events we had planned for them.

“By participating it showed me that people don’t allow their heart conditions or complications to stop them from getting involved. It has really inspired me to plan any events like this in the future and I have taken a great deal away from the experience.”

Approximately £260 has been raised by the effort and all proceeds will be going to the British Heart Foundation, to help its work as the largest independent funder of cardiovascular research and to support the families of those who are affected by heart disease.

The event was open to the public and featured sports such as boxing, football, basketball, table tennis and many more.

Teams competed with each other to gain points.