Tamworth Borough Council’s Sports Development Team has unveiled its brand new free programme of sporting events, ‘Street Sport’, which will be coming to a park near you throughout the February half term school holiday.
The sports activities are aimed at 13-18 year-olds, but ages outside of this range will be encouraged to join in. The project begins on Monday, February 19, with a series of activities for half term, and will continue for a further 30 weeks, thanks to £10,994 funding from Tamworth Community Safety Partnership and the Staffordshire Police & Crime Commissioner (OPCC).
Sessions are being run by Tamworth Borough Council’s Sports Development Team with two qualified enhanced DBS cleared sports coaches.
Activities include football, basketball, tennis, handball and zone hockey. The half term timetable is as follows:
- Monday: Belgrave Park- 9am – 1pm and Amington, Kerria Park- 1pm – 4pm
- Tuesday: Wigginton Park- 9am – 1pm and Glascote Heath- 1pm – 4pm
- Wednesday: Stonydelph, Crowden Road- 9am – 1pm and Castle Grounds Tennis Courts- 1pm – 4pm
- Friday: Castle Grounds Tennis Courts- 9am – 11.30am and Stonydelph, Crowden Road- 11.30am-1pm
No booking is required, just turn up at session time and join in!
Further information on the dates, times activities taking place in Tamworth following the half term sessions can be found at the Tamworth Community Safety Partnership website www.safertamworth.org.
Cllr Stephen Doyle, Cabinet member for Communities & Wellbeing, said: “I am delighted that the sports development team has been able to secure funding from the Tamworth Community Safety Partnership and OPCC to deliver a range of free sports activities for young people in Tamworth.
“The opportunities will promote further involvement in fitness and sport and there are also places for people to volunteer and assist to deliver worthwhile activities.”