World University Games – UKA Say We Won’t Be Going

Have you heard that UK Athletics are planning NOT to send a team to the next World University Games?  In the past athletes from the club such as Dave Bishop (1,500 metres – 2011) and Emily Diamond (200 metres – 2011) have competed in these games which have been an integral part of their development pathway and in Emily’s case saw her run in the 4 x 400 metres relay in China in 2011 and then qualify for the 2012 London Olympics Team in that event. I just signed the petition “UK Athletics: Support a team to attend the World University Games” on Change.org. It’s important. Will you sign it too? Here’s the link:
http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/uk-athletics-support-a-team-to-attend-the-world-university-games
Thanks – Keith Brackstone Club Development Adviser!