Friday, 8 October 2010


Young people can enjoy free sessions in roller skating, basketball, street dance and football across Thanet this winter.

The council’s Sport 4NRG team, who aim to keep young people active, off the streets and out of trouble, have released their winter programme of free events, which runs every week until Christmas.

Cllr. Martin Wise, Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, said: “Sport 4NRG is the council’s commitment to providing free sports activities for young people in Thanet, especially in the current economic climate. The team have a come up with a wide range of activities to help keep young people occupied and off the streets this autumn and winter. Despite the fact that the nights are closing in, they’ve got a variety of things for young people to do, both inside and outside, with sports as diverse as street dance, basketball and Frisbee.”

Street Games are being taken out into the community, including 3-a-side football, Frisbee and rugby, take place every Tuesday at St. Peter’s rec in Broadstairs from 4.30pm until 6pm. At the Millmead estate every Wednesday between 5.30pm and 7pm, you can enjoy 3-a-side football, basketball and rugby.

The team’s popular Street Dance sessions are twice weekly, with one session at Hartsdown Leisure Centre on Wednesdays between 3.30pm and 5pm and the second held at the Marlowe Academy in Ramsgate on Thursdays from 5.30pm until 6.30pm.

Mondays bring football sessions at Margate FC’s ground between 4pm and 5pm and then at Dame Janet school in Ramsgate between 6pm and 7.30pm. Later in the week, basketball comes to Ramsgate Sports Centre on Wednesdays between 5.30pm and 6.30pm and at the same times on Thursdays at the Boundary Road Ball Court in Ramsgate.

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