South Tyneside Paralympic champion Josef Craig is helping to lay firm foundations for the next generation of sporting stars - and time is running out to make a splash.
The swimming hero, who struck gold in the pool in the 2012 Paralympics, is the guest judge for Miller Homes’ annual Summer of Sport competition.
The housebuilder is offering sports clubs to win a top prize of £1,000 or a £500 cash boost in a bid to get the borough fighting fit.
To take part, entrants have to say in no more than 200 words why their sports club is worthy of winning, how the money will benefit their club and what it will be spent on.
Josef said: “It’s great to see that Miller Homes is passionate about supporting grassroots sports teams and clubs, generously donating funds which will be much-needed and appreciated by the worthy winner.
The deadline for entry is on Monday and forms are available from any of Miller Homes’ marketing suites, including at Bishops Park and Park View in Gateshead.