Olympian Naomi Folkard set to judge national competition - The Leamington Observer

Olympian Naomi Folkard set to judge national competition

Leamington Editorial 13th Aug, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

THREE-TIME Olympian Naomi Folkard will be helping Miller Homes choose a sports club in the Midlands to receive £1,000 in prize money.

The competition, which runs until August 31, is now in its fourth year and has already attracted a high number of entries from across the region.

Naomi, who is from Leamington Spa and part of the Archery GB Olympic Squad, took up archery in 1990 and went on to compete in 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics, as well as a host of tournaments around the world.

“I have been lucky enough to build a career around something I love,” said Folkard.

“This money will really help grassroots sport clubs in the Midlands and help others achieve their dreams. I can’t wait to read the entries.”

Alastair Parsons, sales director at Miller Homes, added: “Naomi is a world-class archer and she is passionate about her sport.

“She knows that local sports clubs play an important role in nurturing talent in the community and helping people to become more active.

“With this background, she is ideally placed to identify the clubs that will make the most of the prize money.

“As part of the judging process she will look at how clubs will make use of the cash, whether it be taking athletes to competitions or investing in training and equipment.”

Last year Trowell Football Club in Nottinghamshire scooped the prize money and used it to fund new kits and coaching sessions.

To take part, entrants should pick up an entry form from their nearest Miller Homes development or download a form at www.millerhomes.co.uk then tell the judges, in under 200 words, how their club will benefit from the money and what it will be spent on.

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