Last chance for free sports coaching sessions

Time is running out to take advantage of free sports coaching for young people aged between 7-16 in Surrey Heath.

In conjunction with the P&G Surrey Youth Games and local sports clubs, Surrey Heath Borough Council is offering a number of coaching sessions which allows youngsters to try out a new sport, or get better at one they already play.

Sports still hot on the search for new players include Cricket (girls), Football (girls), Hockey (boys & girls), Netball (girls), Swimming (boys and girls), Touch Rugby (girls), and Boccia, a sport open to boys and girls with physical and/or mental impairments or Special Educational Needs (SEN).

Sessions are taking 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.

Surrey Heath’s community engagement officer Ben Sword, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for our young people to get involved in sport with minimum commitment and no cost. In addition to enjoying some exercise, competitors also meet new people and make some great new friends. Registrations are closing shortly so parents need to move quickly to avoid missing out!”

Every child attending the coaching sessions has a chance of being selected to represent Team Surrey Heath at the P&G Surrey Youth Games 2016 on 18 and 19 June. Hosted at Surrey Sports Park, the weekend provides a unique experience of an Olympic style event. All 11 Surrey boroughs or districts compete in 15 different sports, with around 2000 people taking part over the weekend.

Coaching sessions are ongoing with registrations closing at midnight on Monday 23rd May. Sessions are open to anyone below county standard in their chosen sport and currently living in and/or attending school in Surrey Heath. For details of venues, dates and times or to register please visit www.surreyheath.gov.uk/syg or call 01276 707100.

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