THE hunt is on to find Sunderland’s best urban athlete.
The University of Sunderland Institute of Sport and Sunderland City Predators hosted a roadshow at the Bridges yesterday and are there again today.
Organisers are looking for the best-combined athletes in Sunderland, with the predators searching for the next generation of sporting superstars.
The Predators – is the city’s newest sports franchise, which brings together volleyball, netball, basketball and futsal and is available for all levels from seven upwards.
The search is on for people with the fastest reaction, the highest jump, the best balance and agility and the fastest acceleration speed.
Daniel Ball, sport development officer at the University of Sunderland Institute of Sport, said: “The purpose of the Urban athletes is to invite the public to take part in a battery of tests, allowing them to challenge themselves, and compete against other members of the public.
“Once all four tests are completed the participant will be asked to view their results in comparison to others on the Predators website, allowing them to see where they are in the city’s league.”
The roadshow is part of the a push to re-ignite Sunderland’s passion for sport.
Matthew Dossett, Sunderland City Predators and University of Sunderland sports development manager, added: “Sunderland has a rich sporting heritage, and this isn’t just related to football.
“Urban Athlete will offer the general public a fun and enjoyable opportunity to test their sporting credentials through a number of exciting core based challenges.”