Tuesday, 30 July 2013
Summer of sport 2013 activity programme
A bumper packed sports programme produced by Thanet District Council’s Sports department is available now to keep young people active, inspired and having fun this summer!
The programme includes details of the free or low cost sports activities that have been organised or funded by the council’s Sport 4 NRG team, as well as a range of alternative activities provided by local sports clubs.
Whether its traditional team sports, activities on the beach or something more alternative, the council’s sports programme has this summer covered!
From mainstream football to the inflatable kind, streetdance, beach volleyball, futsal or trying out Pipeline’s mobile skate park, the council is encouraging young people of all ages to get involved in sport this summer.
Want to make an event of it? Why not hire the beach sports court on Margate Main Sands for individual or group events. The dedicated court is suitable for beach volleyball, soccer and a whole range of other beach sports. It comes with access to changing rooms, portable floodlighting and a seating area to watch the action. For more information contact Colin on 577032.
To ensure that sporting opportunities across the district are available for everyone, the council has worked closely with local clubs and sports providers to ensure that activities are inclusive for people of all abilities. Working closely with Skillnet, the council has also developed a dedicated programme of activities for people with disabilities from Monday 29 July up to Friday 30 August.
The council’s Summer of Sport 2013 programmes can be picked up in local sports centres, libraries, Thanet’s Gateway plus (Cecil Street, Margate) and many other public places. Full details of the sports activities on offer are also available to view online at www.thanet.gov.uk/sport
Councillor Iris Johnston, Cabinet Member for Community Services said “We understand how important it is for our local families to find affordable activities for their children during the school holiday period.
“Our summer sports programme is packed full of activities throughout the summer providing all of the sporting events in one handy document.
“We’re committed to creating an active and healthier Thanet and hope that by continuing to support sport and physical activity we can really make a positive difference to the lives of our young people.
“With the legacy of the Olympics and major national events like the Beach Volleyball Finals taking place right here in Margate, we want to do all we can to continue to inspire younger residents in Thanet to get involved in sport.”
The council’s Sport 4 NRG programme attracted more than 3,000 attendances to events held last year.