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Thousands of teenagers and young adults across Somerset are to benefit from a new sports programme that aims to fulfil the legacy promise made by Seb Coe in Singapore in 2005 to ‘inspire young people to choose sport’.
It's being launched by a mass circuit training session on Tuesday June 14th.
That is happening at the following locations.
11am - 11.45am Richard Huish College
11.15am - 11.45am Yeovil College
12.30am - 1.15pm Strode College
Sportivate will give 14- to 25-year-olds the chance to receive six to eight weeks of coaching in a sport of their choice. Launched by Sport England and Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership today, the £32 million National Lottery-funded project will help those who aren’t currently playing sport in their own time to get out and give sport a go.
As part of the Places People Play mass participation legacy programme, Sportivate will see 300,000 teenagers and young adults across England completing sports courses over four years.
Thanks to £67, 940 of Lottery investment in Somerset at least 2,547 local people will be able to take part in activities such as:
Kayaking, Swimming, Futsal, Ability Counts Football, Wheelchair Basketball, Rounders and Sailing.
Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership Sportivate Lead Laura Dyke said;
“This is a great opportunity for thousands of teenagers and young adults across Somerset to try something new. They will receive quality experiences delivered by many of the great coaches we have in Somerset and be guided and supported into long term participation. This will be on a level that they feel comfortable with, whether this is in a competitive club situation or a more informal setting”
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