Street Sports resumes as schools go back

| January 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Guernsey Sports Commission are proud to announce the return of street sports this coming week. Whilst the programme ceased for two weeks over the Christmas break it returns this week, offering young people the chance to stay active and meet new people during one of our three evening sessions per week.

The objective is to provide the young people with access to a variety of sports and physical activity opportunities in their neighbourhood, creating a positive, fun and safe environment for them to be active in. Sports Commission staff take with them equipment for a variety of sports including football, basketball, netball, tchoukball, dodgeball, cricket, hockey, frisbee, volleyball, badminton, batting and fielding games, skipping, tag rugby and circus skills.

Street sports is unique in that the Sports Commission and other agencies visit the participants in their local neighbourhood where they can engage in a range of activities. The activities are chosen by the young people with guidance from staff who support everyone to enjoy the activities on offer. Shirley Ann Parker – Programme co-ordinator outlined that “through these physical activities, the programme aims to increase young people’s self- esteem, encourage participation and the development of their skills”.

Sessions are held from 7pm till 9pm on Tuesdays at Les Genats Estate, on Wednesdays at St Martins Primary School and on Thursdays at the Youth Service Les Ozouets Campus. The commitment is to run the sessions every week no matter what weather or time of year. So if you aged between 11-18 years of age, or know someone that is, street sports is open to you.

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