Friday, 30 July 2010


Sport really does matter this summer with a superb line-up of sports events across the area from the council’s Sport Matters team.

Amongst the activities which will be taking place are crazy golf, surfing, beach volleyball, sailing, beach football, along with more traditional sports such as athletics, cricket and tennis.

The popular Sport Matters parks tour will be taking the famous inflatable football pitch out to Margate, Minster, Millmead, Newington and Minnis Bay during the summer.

Sport 4 NRG, which aims to provide diversionary activities for young people aged 11 to 18 years old, will be putting on a number of different sports. Beach volleyball and footvolley will be taking place on some of the area’s beaches, with crazy golf at Strokes Mini Golf at Westbrook, street handball at Dame Janet Junior School, surfing at Joss Bay and street dance at Hartsdown Leisure Centre.

The Thanet Disability Sports Project will be hosting weekly sessions in archery at Ursuline College, Westgate, ten pin bowling at AMF Margate and golf at the Manston Golf Centre. Family swimming sessions at Hartsdown Leisure Centre and multi-sport beach sessions at Margate are also available. The TADSAD multi-sport club continues to meet at Ramsgate Sports Centre, with the Thanet Galaxy Pan Disability Football Club continuing at Chatham House School in Ramsgate.

There’s plenty to enjoy from Thanet Leisureforce, with swimming lesson crash courses for children and wet’n’wild swimming sessions at both pools, along with rollerdiscos and junior gym at Ramsgate and baton twirling at Hartsdown.

Beginner skate days are on offer at Revolution at just £8 admission for a two hour course, although equipment hire is not included in this price. Margate Yacht Club is another group offering taster sessions and Charlton FC will be returning to the area with their popular beach football and soccer schools. Broadstairs Tennis Club has free holiday sessions, while coaching academies, costing either £6 per day or £25 per week, are available at Margate Cricket Club. Thanet Wanderers RUFC has special rugby skills and games sessions, while Thanet Athletics Club meets weekly at the Marlowe Academy.

Cllr. Martin Wise, Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, said: “There’s so much sporting activity going on this summer for young people in Thanet, there’s no excuse for anyone to say they’re bored. The council’s Sport Matters team is putting on lots of different activities and they’re being supported by our thriving sporting community of local clubs and organisations. Getting yourself fit and healthy has never been so much fun.”

Although most of the sessions are free, there are changes fro some. Some sessions also need to be booked in advance. All events are in the latest copy of Youth Matters, distributed to secondary schools, youth clubs and organisations across Thanet and available from local supermarkets. Full details and online booking are also available on the council’s website at

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