Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Half term camps for young sports enthusiasts

Young residents can beat back the winter blues and hone their sporting skills this half term with a programme of activities lined up by South Cambridgeshire District Council.

A junior netball camp for 7 to 15 year olds will offer participants the opportunity to benefit from training with England Netball qualified coaches before putting their skills into practice in game play.  The session will take place on Wednesday 28 October, from 10am to 3.30pm, at Impington Village College.

A junior athletics camp, also for 7 to 15 year olds, will offer participants of all abilities the chance to receive training in sprinting, jumping, throwing and endurance running by England Athletics qualified coaches followed by a fun competition. The session will run on Thursday 29 October, from 10am to 3.30pm, at Wilberforce Road Athletics Track in Cambridge.

Each session is open to boys and girls and will cost just £18 per child for the day or £30 for two siblings. To participate in both days will cost £30 per child.

Participants are asked to wear suitable footwear and clothing, and bring a packed lunch and drink.

South Cambridgeshire District Council’s cabinet member for new communities, Cllr Mick Martin, said: “Our holiday camps have proved to be increasingly popular year on year. They aim to enthuse and engage our younger residents, encouraging participation in sport and driving home the importance of keeping fit and living a healthy lifestyle.”

For more information and to register your interest, email holiday.camps@scambs.gov.uk or call Helen Stepney on 07732 222905.