Sandwell BMX Summer Spectacular
17 July 2012
Free BMX coaching is available across Sandwell for young people this summer...
Last year a six day project was ran at Victoria Park Tipton, and due to the success and demand of this project it has been expanded throughout the borough this summer to include four towns in Sandwell.
The BMX coaching is being delivered by Team Extreme at:
Brunswick Park, Wednesbury
Tuesday 7th - Thursday 9th August
This event is part of the national Community Games project and will combine both sporting and cultural activities. There will be the chance for young people to take part in an urban art project which will see the ramps ‘revamped’.
Britannia Park, Rowley Regis
Tuesday 14th - Thursday 16th August
Lightwoods Park, Smethwick
Tuesday 21st - Thursday 23rd August
Victoria Park, Tipton
Sunday 26th - Thursday 30th August
All the days will have coaching activities on offer from 11am-3pm, and the final day at each park will see a competition organized with prizes up for grabs.
Sandwell Leisure Trust have partnered up with Sandwell Young People Services, Parks Management, Friends of Victoria Park and Street Games to fund a Summer BMX project.
Lisa Rashid, Physical Activity Development Officer for Tipton, said: "It is great to see so many local partners working together to provide the opportunity for young people to be physically active.
"This type of activity has been requested by young people across the borough and it will provide them with something positive to do during the summer holidays. Young people often become bored during this period. It is giving them the opportunity to participate in a sport not normally offered and contributing to the 5x30 minutes of physical activity per week initiative."
The project is being run in partnership with Sandwell Leisure Trust, Sandwell Young People Services, Parks Management at Sandwell Council, Friends of Victoria Park and Street Games.
The project has also received external funding from The Sport Relief Community Cash Grants Programme. Community Cash grants will be used to support work where there is clear evidence of a sustained beneficial impact on the lives of those people who are excluded or disadvantaged through low incme, rural or social isolation, age, disabilities, race, sexuality or gender.
Priority was given to small, locally based groups or organisations in areas of disadvantage that have a clear understanding of the needs of their community and who are undertaking actions as a means of addressing those needs.
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For more information please call Sandwell Young People Services on 0845 352 8431.