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22 May 2009


Sky Sports have confirmed that they will cover UKA’s inaugural Super8 competition at the Cardiff International Athletics Stadium.  The exciting two-hour City versus City athletics match is being piloted in the Welsh capital on 10 June and several leading British athletes have confirmed their participation.

The host city Cardiff will be hoping to be inspired by a big home crowd as they take on all-star teams from London North, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, London South, Glasgow and Sheffield on Wednesday 10 June.

Confirmed names for Super8 already include Olympic 400m hurdles bronze medallist Tasha Danvers who will captain London South, UK Indoor 800m champion Jenny Meadows who will captain Manchester and Olympic 800m semi-finallist Marilyn Okoro, who will compete for London North.

All the action from Cardiff will be shown on Sky Sports 2 on Friday 12 June at 6.30pm- with repeats on Sky Sports Xtra at 11pm and Sky Sports Xtra on Saturday 13 June at 8.00am- repeated at 1pm.

Niels de Vos, Chief Executive of UKA and one of the driving forces behind the innovative event said: “It’s great news that Sky Sports have recognised the huge potential of Super8 athletics as a television spectacle. It is a fan-friendly format and we can guarantee the crowd on the night and viewers  superb entertainment.” 

More big names will be announced in the coming days. Tickets are now on sale at £5 (seating) or £3 (standing) for adults, U16s are free, provided they are accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased at www.uka.org.uk/super8 or by calling the ticket hotline on 0844 844 0808.