Jenny Meadows at the launch of SHAPE in 2007.
JENNY Meadows will swap the medal podium for the microphone stand as guest speaker at this year’s Wigan Borough Sports Council’s AGM.
Fresh from her fantastic bronze medal win in the World Championships, the 800m runner will be sharing her career highlights and aspirations to represent Great Britain at the London 2012 games in front of a packed audience on Monday.
The event has been organised by Wigan Borough Sports Council and is supported by Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust’s Sports Development Unit and will take place on Monday 7th September at Wigan St Cuthberts ARLFC.
Andy Clayton, joint chair of Wigan Borough Sports Council, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for local clubs to hear a true local hero speak about how sport has changed her life and how clubs, coaches and volunteers have played a massive part in her success.
“It will undoubtedly inspire the sporting fraternity in Wigan.”
Local clubs will also watch a North West 2012 DVD which aims to inspire the North West ahead of the Olympic Games and demonstrate how the region can get involved and be a part of the atmosphere that the event will create.
Wigan Sports Development Unit will also be giving an update on Wigan's Sporting Olympiad Programme and local initiatives and events that clubs can get involved with in the run up to 2012.
Jenny’s bronze medal win in August makes the 28 year-old Wigan Harrier the third fastest British female athlete of all time over 800m.
Over the years Jenny has supported many local initiatives to encourage people into sport.
In 2007 Jenny was the face of the SHAPE campaign a joint initiative by Wigan Leisure and CultureTrust, Wigan Council and Ashton, Leigh and Wigan NHS aimed at getting more people in Wigan Borough active.
Earlier this year she was crowned Sports Achiever of the Year at the annual Wigan Borough Sports Awards.