Olympic legacy helps Matlock students go for gold

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AN Olympic legend is championing youngsters in Matlock to go for gold.

Olympic sprint gold medallist Darren Campbell was on hand at Matlock Town Football Club, in Causeway Lane, to launch Derbyshire County Council’s ‘Be the Best you can Be’ scheme.

The scheme is aimed at young people either in care of leaving care and all local primary and secondary schools are set to share in the programme.

An Olympian, Paralympian and other role model will tour the schools and tell their success stories as well as how they overcame setbacks.

All children who complete the programme will take part in a celebration event at their school and receive a recognition medal produced and sponsored by the Royal Mint.