Event marks Olympics countdown

Team Ipswich has arranged a number of events on Sunday to mark “2012 Day” - part of the build up to the 2012 Olympics.

IPSWICH: Team Ipswich marked “2012 Day” - part of the build up to the 2012 Olympics - by presenting more than �3,450 worth of cheques to sportsmen and women to support them in their chosen sport:

James Scott, 16, plays badminton for Ipswich YMCA badminton club, 5th at U17s at national level youngest ever Suffolk Mens singles Champion.

Tom Nicolaou, 11, competes for Pipers Vale gymnastics club, 3rd in national ranking for his age, came 1st on vault and rings at the Pagasus Open U12s British teams in June.

Molly Taylor, 11, competes for Pipers Vale gymnastics club, 1st in national ranking for her age, won the Team Ipswich young personality of the year in October.

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Natasha Wood, 17, competes in trampolining for Pegasus trampoline club, 1st in Regional rank for her age, selected for British Championships last February.

Charlotte Stark, 15, competes in judo for Ipswich Judo Club, 5th in national rankings for her age, is currently at her school on a sport scholarship.

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Benjamin Mead, 14, plays basketball for Ipswich Basketball club, and the England u15 development squad.

Elizabeth Thurlow, 14, plays basketball for Ipswich Basketball club, 8th in national rankings, selected for England U15s development squad.

Darren Mitchell, 21, plays football for Ipswich Town Disabled FC, plays for England amputee team.

George Isherwood, 14, plays badminton for Suffolk Badminton academy, 9th in singles and 2nd in doubles nationally.

Scott Harvey, 16, plays cricket for Suffolk U17's, Ipswich Cricket Club and St. Joseph's College. Scott has been offered a place on the Surrey County Cricket Club emerging player programme.

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