Free sports coaching sessions for 7-16 year olds

Local youngsters wanting to try out a new sport or get better at one they already play can take advantage of free sports coaching in the borough over the next couple of months.
In conjunction with the P&G Surrey Youth Games, Surrey Heath Borough Council is offering coaching sessions from April to June, for sports including: badminton, basketball, boxing, cricket, football, hockey, judo, netball, rugby, squash, swimming and tennis.

Coaching will take place at schools, clubs and leisure facilities across the borough. Each sport is led by fully qualified coaches with sessions taking place either after school or at the weekend. Between five and eight free sessions are offered for every sport.

Surrey Heath’s community engagement officer Ben Sword, said: “There are lots of good reasons for coming along. This could be the start of a life-long love of a sport, as well as a chance to meet new people and make new friends. Many of those taking part join a club afterwards and continue to enjoy the sport for years to come. It’s a great way to become more active and develop a healthy lifestyle.”

Every child attending the coaching sessions has a chance of being selected to represent Team Surrey Heath at the P&G Surrey Youth Games 2015 on 20 and 21 June. Hosted at Surrey Sports Park, the weekend is an extravaganza of sport, as well as an inspiring Olympic style event experience. All 11 Surrey boroughs or districts compete in 15 different sports, with around 2000 people taking part over the weekend.

The coaching sessions are open to anyone below county standard in their chosen sport and currently living in or attending school in Surrey Heath. For details of venues, dates and times or to register please visit www.surreyheath.gov.uk/leisure/syg or call 01276 707100.

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