Date: Mon 17 Feb 2014

World Record Holder to vist Bangor

Olympian and former world-record breaking hurdler Colin Jackson is visiting Bangor City Community Sports' After School Football Club this Thursday (20 February) to see the club in action and to talk about the importance of volunteering.

Colin will be at Maes Glas Leisure Centre from 4pm to 5pm on Thursday 20 February to find out how the club works, to see for himself how local volunteers are helping out, and to have a go at volunteering himself.

Colin is a supporter of the sports volunteering charity Join In, which was created out of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to increase local sports volunteering opportunities in community sports. It has recently launched a recruitment drive to attract a network of volunteers called local leaders to help grassroots sports and physical activity groups grow participation in community sport.

Colin is a Welsh former sprint and hurdling athlete who specialised in the 110 metre hurdles. During his career representing Great Britain and Wales he won an Olympic silver medal, became World Champion three times, went undefeated at the European Championships for 12 years and was a two-time Commonwealth Champion. His world record of 12.91 seconds for 110m hurdles stood for over a decade and he remains the 60m hurdles world indoor record holder.