Olympian Colin's judo date at youth centre
AN Olympian will be the guest of honour at a special open weekend at a town's youth centre.
The community-run Horncastle Youth Centre will be hosting an open weekend on September 21 and 22.
As well as an open day for the youth centre, Horncastle Judo Club which operates from the centre on Cagthorpe will be welcoming special guest Colin Oates on Sunday, to give a judo masterclass.
TJ Jacklin, from the new management committee of the youth centre, said: "It will be quite a big weekend for Horncastle. The youth centre is now run by volunteers and it is going from strength to strength.
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"There will be a variety of activities on offer for a fun day.
"It will be about showing the community what we have to offer.
"It is going to be a fantastic couple of days. We have been sponsored by Crowders Garden Centre who have supported us widely.
"The open event for the youth centre will show people what Lincolnshire County Council is doing is the right way forward."
The youth centre open day on Saturday, September 21 will be from 10am-4pm and will include live music, stalls, games, a bouncy castle, face painting and much more. Entry is free.
The following day, Colin Oates will present a masterclass for Horncastle Judo Club.
Oates competed for Team GB in the 2012 London Olympics in the men's 66kg judo event.
He was beaten in the quarter finals by the eventual gold medallist, Lasha Shavdatuashvili from Georgia.
TJ said: "The Judo club is in a good position and is really busy at the moment, particularly for seniors.
"We are averaging at around 21 adults and many other clubs struggle to get that many seniors attending. We also do training for members of the RAF.
"Being based at the youth centre in a new environment has helped offer consistent training three times a week."
The master class with Colin Oates is from 10am.
Sessions are £7 per person. Book in advance by calling 07940 592454.