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					HARROW GOES LIVE!
Harrow borough became the latest segment of the Capital to join the Met-Track family on Friday (March
6th).

Their showcase was just one day as opposed to the traditional 2-4 day events held on other boroughs,
but it proved a rip roaring success. Around 120 young people took part in a day's sporting activities
delivered by coaches from the international world of track and field, along with Watford Football Club,
and dance instructors from the Avant Garde Dance Company.

Among visiting guests during the day was His Worship The Mayor of Harrow with his wife, Borough
Commander Chief Superintendent Richard Walton, and members of is Senior Management Team.

The weekly sessions will take place on Wednesdays at the same venue, the Bannister Sports Stadium,
and will be led by British International long jumper JJ Jegede. As with all Met-Track activities, they are
totally free for any young person to attend, and will take place every week irrespective of school
holidays, beginning at 4.30pm each day for 90 minutes.

"Harrow is our eighteenth borough to sign up," said Scheme Director, Superintendent John Powell, "and
we are delighted to have them on board. Met-Track delivers some tangible and very valuable benefits
for young people and London's communities as a whole, and we are hoping that at least another four
boroughs sign up during 2009.

An added ingredient to the Harrow launch event was local Chief Inspector Alex Ferguson taking on
some coaching in the Shot Putt drawing on his own active athletic experience to use with local
youngsters. The day also embraced talks by a prison warden and serving prisoner nearing the end of a
lengthy sentence for armed robbery, and officers from the local Territorial Support Group who allowed
the young people to try out their public order equipment, including shields, batons and protective
equipment.

"It was a great day," said Scheme Manager Jason Hussain, and all credit to the local
organisers. Now is where the work begins though, in ensuring we get young people
attending the weekly sessions who are most likely to benefit from the opportunity."

				
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