The programme emphasises the importance of team competition and fair play and the fact that taking part and trying your hardest is more important than winning. Above all, Sportshall is an activity that can bring together children from across the globe in competition and friendship. Over the years, millions of youngsters have been introduced to athletics through Sportshall Skills, Awards and, most enjoyable of all, some of the noisiest sports Competitions that the world has ever seen.
At club level, TAC takes part in the Devon Sportshall League from October to March. Those athletes that have done well are then selected to represent either Devon or Cornwall and take part in a regional final. The Championships conclude with the UK Final in April of each year.
Many current and former GB Team members started in the Sportshall programme including, Mark Lewis-Francis, Kelly Sotherton, Denise Lewis, Jade Johnson and Andy Pozzi. Former GB Team member Catherine Merry said “It’s such a fun and exciting way to do athletics”.