8th May 2017
The North East Region is pleased to announce that this year the Regional Age Group Championships that will be held at the Sunderland Aquatics Centre on the 20/21 and 27/28 May will be live streamed via our YouTube channel.
The team behind the event production are North East based Summit Sports Media, who with front man Andy Sixthsmith, have an exciting programme planned across both weekends. Speaking about the event, Andy said "We’re not just delighted to be working with Swim England North East to provide the highest quality broadcast of their Age Group Championships, we’re delighted to be working in the sport of swimming to bring extra exposure to a sport that, put simply, completely deserves it".
"There’s so much talent in the world of North East swimming and for us to be bringing that to a wider audience in the form of a live online programme across both weekend is something we can’t wait for! See you all on May 20th!".
The Region are also pleased to announce the support of SOS Group, a Gateshead based company specialising in printers, photocopying equipment and scanning software solutions who during the championships are supplying a full colour copier and printers to assist with the huge administration tasks during the competition.
Speaking about their involvement with Swim England North East and the Championships, Director Andrew Skelton said “We’re honoured to be chosen to assist Swim England North East during the forthcoming events and beyond. Swimming plays such a vital role in the region and at the same time inspiring so many to try the sport and improving fitness across the board, we also have extensive experience dealing in these type of events”
The introduction of the live stream element into the competition demonstrates an investment from the North East Region into developing the level and coverage of swimming in the area. It also demonstrates collaborative working with external partners enhancing the level of service it is able to provide to its members.
The Championships can be followed on our social media pages via the hastag #NEAGC17 so please get involved with your song requests, questions and messages of support.