Sports sessions on offer for Ipswich residents
Published by rtownsend for Sanctuary Housing Association in Communities and also in Education, Housing
Young people from across Ipswich are being given the opportunity to get fit and healthy at some exciting sports sessions which kick-off in their local community next week.
Delivered by Sanctuary Housing in partnership with ITFC (Ipswich Town Football Club) Charitable Trust, the free training sessions are open to young residents, male or female, aged 11-17 years from the area.
Local youngsters are invited to come along to a ‘turn up and play’ sports session on Friday 6 September from 4 – 5pm at Whitland Close (Stoke Park) basketball area.
The event will be followed by an eight-week sports programme, run by fully qualified coaches, taking place every Monday and Friday at Whitland Close during the same time.
The training sessions will give participants the opportunity to develop their talents across a variety of sports – including football, basketball and rounders – to help improve fitness and health, increase their confidence and self esteem, and allow them to interact and engage with other members of the local community in a positive way.
The Ipswich coaching forms part of the national Sanctuary in Sport project involving the delivery of a range of activities to youngsters across the country, designed to encourage health and wellbeing and help keep communities active.
Tom Nicholas, Coach Manager at ITFC Charitable Trust, said: “When we ran the football sessions last year they were a real success, with the participants getting involved in other exciting events such as a tour of Ipswich Town’s home ground.
“It’s great that we can work with Sanctuary Housing again to bring sport to residents of Ipswich and I’m confident even more youngsters will take advantage of the fun on offer to them.”
For more information about the programme please contact Tom Nicholas on 01473 400553.