Athletics Footy Pups


Athletics

Preschool sports series. Rachel and the team are joined by international athlete Perri Shakes-Drayton, who teaches them all about athletics.


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-The crowd are going wild.

-CHEERING

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Here come the Footy Pups.

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# They play like a dream when they work as a team

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# Footy Pups, go, go, Footy Pups

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# There's Pickles and Rex and Geraldine next

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# Footy Pups, go, go, Footy Pups

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# Rozzie and Benny and Manager Freddie

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# Footy Pups, go, go, Footy Pups

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# There's Rachel too and, of course, all of you

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# Footy Pups, go, go, Footy Pups

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# Go, go, go, go, Footy Pups! #

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Rachel Yankey, top international footballer

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and all-round sporting superstar.

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But when Rachel's not scoring goals for her team,

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she's playing with the Footy Pups.

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CHEERING

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Hi, everyone. We're all warmed up, so it's time to get moving.

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Today on my team, we have...

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Number one - Mackenzie.

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Excellent, well done.

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Number two - Ashvin.

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That's brilliant.

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Number three - Rachel.

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Fantastic skills.

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Number four - Manev.

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Oh, look at that!

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Number five - Claudia.

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Amazing!

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Number six - Isha.

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Nice.

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Also joining us

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are Pickles and Geraldine.

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So, that's today's team.

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OK, guys, gather round. It's team talk time.

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CHEERING

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Today, we're going to be looking at athletics.

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It's a term that covers lots of different sports.

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The three main skills that are included in athletics

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are running, jumping, and throwing.

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And these are all skills that we also use in football.

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So we need to practise our...

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Running...

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jumping...

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and throwing! Well done.

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So to help us learn more, I've invited along a friend.

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Perri Shakes-Drayton -

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international track and field athlete,

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and multiple gold medallist.

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When Perri's not training,

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she's taking part in international competitions.

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Woof! Woof!

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Hi, thanks for joining us.

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-No problem.

-Today we're looking at athletics.

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What are some of the events involved?

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Athletics covers a lot of events in track and field.

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Long jump, high jump, discus, javelin, sprinting, hurdling,

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-long-distance running, and that's just a few of them.

-Wow!

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So there's loads that we can learn.

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Some athletes even train for more than one event.

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What event are we going to do first?

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A really impressive event is the long jump -

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a field event that combines speed, strength and agility.

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You have to run as fast as you can

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and jump as far as you can into a sandpit.

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Fantastic! Right, guys.

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So Perri's measured out the world record for the long jump,

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which is an incredible 8.95 metres.

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Which is nearly as long as a double-decker bus.

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And you guys are standing where an athlete would jump from,

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and that line down there is where the world-record holder

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landed in one jump.

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ALL: Wow!

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What I want you to do

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is see how many jumps it takes you to get from one end to the other.

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-OK, guys, we'll start first.

-Let's get ready, and...go!

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Cracking jumping from the team.

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But they've still got a long way to go.

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ALL: Six! Seven! Eight!

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Wow! Well done, guys.

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-One...

-Now it's Perri's team's turn.

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I can't believe an athlete jumped this in one go.

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Sensational!

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Eight, nine, ten!

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Well done, guys. That was a lot of hard work, right?

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Another way to add to your jump is to add momentum.

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And we can do this by running.

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So you run, and then you jump.

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So let's run and jump!

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Whilst these guys keep practising, here's a reminder for you at home.

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In athletics, you run,

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jump,

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and throw.

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Woof, woof!

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Now we're going to challenge you to some throwing.

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In athletics, you might throw a javelin,

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shot put,

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hammer,

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or a discus.

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And in football you might take a throw-in, or if you're a goalie,

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throw the ball to one of your team-mates.

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For this game, we'll take it in turns to throw a foam javelin.

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You need to throw in one straight line as far as you can in one hand,

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swinging your arm back and launching it forward.

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When you throw it, your partner will be watching to see where it lands.

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When everyone's thrown your partner will run forward,

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-put a marker where it landed and go themselves.

-Off you go!

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And they're off to a flying start. Brilliant throw, Manev!

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They've all thrown so go and put the marker down.

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OK, we want our javelins pointed forward.

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-Step back.

-Keep this arm nice and straight.

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Use it as a guide, as you're going to throw it to this direction.

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Great throw, Rachel. It's gone further than Manev's!

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Swing your arm back and throw it forward. Go! Nice one!

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Wow, look at those javelins fly!

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Keep your arm up. Launch it, OK?

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Go, throw it far!

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Oh, well done!

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That's our target, are we ready?

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And...throw. Good shot!

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You're brilliant at athletics, Pickles.

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Thanks, Geraldine.

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But I didn't think I was until Freddie sent us

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those athletics games to play.

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Woof, woof!

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Welcome to Pupton Park,

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where the pitch is looking very different today.

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And it looks like Pickles has lost something!

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Oh, what a howler.

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Where are they?

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I hope it isn't anything important.

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Huddle up, Pups.

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Something mysterious has happened.

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Mysterious? Ha-ha...

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All of our footballs have disappeared.

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THEY GASP

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Uh...Freddie?

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I...had all the footballs yesterday.

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I was playing a burying game...

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ALL: Yay! Pickles saves the day!

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But...I can't remember where I buried them.

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ALL: Oh, Pickles.

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-Sorry.

-Never fear!

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Inspector Pete is here.

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I'll find those footballs in no time.

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-I hope you can, groundskeeper...

-A-hem!

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..sorry, Inspector Pete.

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But if we've got no footballs, we can't play football!

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Don't worry, Benny. I thought we could try a new sport instead!

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Follow me.

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THEY BARK AND LAUGH

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But I was looking forward to playing football.

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Woof, woof!

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Today, Pups, we are going to try athletics!

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ALL: Ooh!

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Athletics is a group of different sports that involve

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running, jumping, and throwing!

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Players compete individually as well as in a team.

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-They're called athletes.

-PUPS: Bow wow!

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Woof, woof!

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For our first event,

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you're each going to try throwing a special stick called a javelin.

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This one's made of foam, so it's safe to practise with.

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And very light! Whoever throws it the furthest is the winner.

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Remember, you mustn't cross this line.

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And it's very important that everyone else

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stays safely behind the thrower.

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PUPS: Woohoo! Woof, woof!

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Your turn, Pups.

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I've got to find those footballs.

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Here goes! Ruff!

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PUPS: Bow wow! Great throw, Rozzie.

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Maybe I left the footballs around here.

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Ah!

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-Inspector Pete's already looked here.

-Oh.

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Don't worry, Pickles!

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I've switched my leaf blower to suction mode.

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It's now a state-of-the-art football finder.

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Oh!

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Ah! Make it stop! Oh!

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Oh, great throw, Geraldine.

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-Where has Pickles gone?

-Sorry.

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I was trying to find the footballs.

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Never mind that, laddie.

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-It's your turn to throw the javelin.

-If I must.

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Ah.

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PUPS: Bow wow!

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Oh, don't say I've lost that as well.

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Woof, woof!

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Our next athletic event is the hundred metre sprint!

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So we've got to run as fast as we can?

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That's right, Rozzie.

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But stay behind the line until the starter pistol fires.

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And the first one to the finish line wins!

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Aye, laddie. But remember to stay in your own lane.

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PUPS: Ruff!

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Oh, where's Pickles got to now?

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Sorry! Just looking for our footballs.

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Pickles! Get back here before the race.

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BANG

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Start.

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The sooner I finish this race, the sooner I can find those footballs.

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Ah! Whoa!

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Pickles! What have you done to my running track?

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I thought I might have buried the footballs here,

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so I did a bit of digging.

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Mind that mound, Geraldine! And that one!

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Oh, and that one too.

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-Thanks, Pickles!

-Sorry, everyone!

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Ha-ha, well done, Pickles. You won the race!

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But I still didn't find any of our footballs.

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Woof, woof!

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Right, team. Time for our final athletics event.

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The long jump!

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Cheer up, Pickles.

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And don't worry about those missing footballs.

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Groundskeeper...oh, I mean Inspector Pete

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is bound to find them.

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No, it's no good. I can't find them.

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They are lost forever.

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This is all my fault.

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We can't get better at football

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if we haven't got any footballs to play with.

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Actually, you've been improving your football skills all day,

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by doing athletics. Javelin is just like a throw-in,

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helping you throw the ball further.

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Oh. So sprinting is like an explosive start,

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helping us to chase the ball faster!

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So, then, long jump can help me become a super springy goalie,

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leaping for balls and diving for saves.

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That's right, laddie.

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So you see, a good athlete makes a good footballer.

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And with all your rushing around, Pickles,

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-you're the most athletic Pup we've ever seen.

-Really?

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Yes. You've won both events so far. But can you win the long jump?

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-Just run to the line and jump as far as you can.

-OK!

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Whee!

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BOING

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Whoa!

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PUPS: Bow wow!

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That's strange.

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I've never seen anyone bounce doing the long jump before.

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Quick everyone! I've remembered where the footballs are!

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Long jump as far as you can!

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PUPS: Ruff! Ha-ha! Woof!

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Whoa! Whee!

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I must have buried our balls in the sand to keep them safe.

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PUPS: Oh, Pickles!

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THEY LAUGH

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Try athletics, it's lots of fun.

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You can learn to throw and jump and run.

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# Go, go, go... #

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Pickles! Whee!

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Well done, laddie.

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Let's celebrate with some nice juicy bones.

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I think I buried them, too. Somewhere...

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THEY LAUGH

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Woof, woof!

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Well done for finding the footballs, Pickles.

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Thanks, Geraldine.

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It was great to practise some athletics with Freddie, wasn't it?

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It sure was.

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-Hi, guys.

-BOTH: Hi, Rachel.

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You guys were brilliant at practising athletics.

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Thanks. You know, athletics is all about

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running, jumping, and throwing.

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Rachel, you're good at running. Geraldine's good at jumping.

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And I'm good at throwing.

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Yeah, and I'm good at all three!

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Ah! Ah! Wah, whoa!

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Ha-ha! Oh, Rex. You don't have to do them all at once.

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Do you guys remember what athletics is?

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In athletics, you run, jump, and throw.

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Woof, woof!

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OK, guys, who fancies a game?

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ALL: Yeah!

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So, I've split you up into two teams.

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-We've got the Yellows. Yellows, can you give me a cheer?

-Yeah!

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-And we've got the Reds. Reds, give me a cheer?

-Yeah!

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Fantastic. Let's take a look with the Footy Pups

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to find out how to play.

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Come and have a look.

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To play this game, you need to be ready to run a relay race.

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The first two team-mates stand in the ready position,

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holding a baton.

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The team in the shorter inside lane start slightly behind.

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When the whistle blows, they run as fast as they can

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making sure they stay in their lane.

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They run all the way round the track until they get

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back to the start where the next team-mates wait for them.

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Then they pass the baton to the next team-mate without dropping it.

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The winners of this game will be the team who

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-cross the finish line first.

-Woof, woof!

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-OK, are we ready?

-Yeah!

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On your marks. Get set.

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-WHISTLE BLOWS

-Go, go, go!

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Our final athletics challenge is underway.

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Ashvin! Ashvin!

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The Reds have taken an early lead.

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Mackenzie's looking for the baton.

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Great handover from both teams.

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Go, go, go!

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Mackenzie's pulling away.

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Can Rachel catch up?

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Rachel! Rachel!

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It's the final bend. Isha's forgotten to run!

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Nicely recovered by the Reds.

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And now Claudia's on the final lap. Can she catch Isha?

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But the Reds have crossed the finish line first.

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Great effort from the Yellows. Let's have a replay.

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Both teams ran fantastically. What a really exciting race.

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But there can only be one winner.

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Let's go to Footy Pups Pickles and Geraldine for the final result.

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The Reds and the Yellows have been amazing at athletics.

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The Reds crossed the line first,

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making them today's athletic award winners.

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Woof, woof!

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My team today have been amazing athletes.

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We've jumped the long jump,

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we've thrown javelins,

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and we've run in a relay.

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All thanks to international gold medallist,

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Perri Shakes-Drayton.

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That's it for today, guys.

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Well done, everyone.

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Now you've got the skill,

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-remember to pass it on.

-Yeah!

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WHISTLE BLOWS

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Rachel and the team are joined by international athlete Perri Shakes-Drayton, who teaches them all about athletics. At Pupton Park, Pickles has lost all the footballs, so manager Freddie gives the pups some athletic games to try.


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