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Young athletes invited to Team USA clinic

When athletes from Team USA Track & Field arrive in Bermuda this week, they will hope leave a lasting impact on the island's youngsters.

Up to 45 high-performance athletes and members of the USATF's Advisory Committee will be visiting the island from Thursday until Sunday.

Will Claye, a multiple Olympic Games medal-winner in the triple jump, Olympic shot putter Darrell Hill, Kara Patterson, the US record holder in the javelin, and Queen Harrison, who won gold at the 2015 Pan Am Games in the 100 metres hurdles, are among those expected to make the trip.

The Bermuda Tourism Authority has helped to organise a children's clinic with members of Team USA on Friday at the National Sports Centre.

The objective of the clinic is to inspire Bermuda's young people into the sport of track and field and encourage active lifestyles.

It is free to attend for students of middle and high school age; advance registration online is required. The event is from 3pm to 5pm.

The Bermuda Tourism Authority is working with the Bermuda National Athletics Association to include the young athletes associated with its organisation, and today, is expanding the opportunity to include schoolchildren from across the island. The deadline for parents to register their children is tomorrow.

A series of USATF annual meetings will also be held to help set the organisation's strategic goals for the year ahead and provide development training sessions for athletes.

Meantime, adults in Bermuda will have an opportunity to interact with members of USATF on Saturday, when a special farewell bash is hosted for them at Cosmopolitan Nightclub in Hamilton. The event is free to attend.

Will Claye, a multiple Olympic Games medal-winner in the triple jump, is expected to be among the USATF athletes visiting Bermuda this week

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Published October 15, 2018 at 3:48 pm (Updated October 15, 2018 at 3:48 pm)

Young athletes invited to Team USA clinic

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