Josef set to make a splash as guest judge

Josef Craig will be a judge at the Summer of Sport.
Josef Craig will be a judge at the Summer of Sport.

South Tyneside swimming star Josef Craig is set to make a splash as the guest judge of a sports competition this summer.

Josef, from Jarrow, rose to fame in 2012 with his performance at the Paralympics in London, where he won a gold medal in the 400m freestyle.

He has been chosen by Miller Homes as the North East guest judge of its annual Summer of Sport competition, which is offering sports clubs the chance to win £500 or £1,000, in aid of promoting fitness within its communities.

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.

The entry forms can be picked up at any one of Miller Homes’ marketing suites across the region.

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.

“I’m proud to be helping to judge this year’s competition and would urge any local sports club or team to pick up an entry form today.

“As I have been involved in local sports clubs for many years, I understand that funding like this really does go a long way.”

Entries must be received by Miller Homes by Monday,August 31. For more information, visit