Farah inspires youngsters to join in festival

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Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has this week provided some inspirational words to encourage Suffolk’s next generation of sports stars.

Over 1,400 children are expected to have competed in the Suffolk Sainsbury’s School Games Festival on Tuesday and today, in what is poised to be the largest multi-sport school event ever seen in the county.

And Farah will offer some motivation for those competing when he returns to the scene of his first English Schools title success 15 years ago.

The 5,000m and 10,000m race winner at the 2012 London Olympics is planning on getting the children engaged and immersed with the spirit of the festival that has been a huge success in the last few years.

The third staging of the event will see school sports teams from across Suffolk compete in Bury St Edmunds.

After competing all year to qualify for the festival, the youngsters will show off their talent in a variety of sports including: cricket, volleyball, handball, squash, mini tennis, swimming and gymnastics for the second day of the event today.