Get involved in sport this summer

Young people and adults are being encouraged to get involved in a feast of sport over the summer holidays.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s sport and leisure team have put together a host of activities and events for the whole family.

For a small fee, visitors will be able to take part in a wide range of fun activities, from football and basketball to go-karting, tennis, table tennis, netball, badminton, crazy golf and swimming.

Facilities taking part include Fenton Manor Sports Complex, Dimensions, Northwood Stadium and New Horizons Sport and Leisure.

Councillor Adrian Knapper, cabinet member for sport, health and wellbeing, said: “Our summer programme is always really popular and this year promises to be no different. We’ve put on a wide range of activities to ensure people, particularly children, have the opportunity to engage in an active lifestyle this summer.

“The summer holidays are a wonderful time for children to play sport and try something new and with the city currently basking in beautiful sunshine, the timing couldn’t be any better.

“Raising aspiration and improving attainment for all our children is a high priority of our Mandate for Change. Our facilities are top class and parents and carers can rest assured their children will be in safe hands with our professional and highly trained staff.”

At Fenton Manor Sports Complex, a holiday pass is available every weekday between 10am and 4pm and includes unlimited use of the pools, indoor sports, crazy golf, go-karts and dance mats.

Leisure swim sessions are available daily at Dimensions and can be upgraded to include entry to the fantasy pool, play tower, indoor sports and meal deals in the café.

Children visiting Northwood Stadium on selected dates can take part in football, basketball, netball, cricket, badminton, table tennis, tennis and have a go on a bouncy castle. Day passes are also available at New Horizons Sport and Leisure which include unlimited use of indoor sports between 12pm and 4pm and family-fun swim sessions.

The council has also teamed up with Stoke City Football Club to offer youngsters a great introduction to football with Little City Strikers. Sessions are available throughout the summer at venues across the city.

Some sessions will need to be booked in advance by contacting the centres. Information on details of the exact dates, times and costs of all activities taking place this summer are available by visiting www.stoke.gov.uk/summer2013

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