A BRAND new Back to Sport Programme is being launched across Bolsover District this year with seven different sports in three different towns.
Bolsover, Clowne and Shirebrook will host sports sessions in badminton, basketball, hockey, football including male-only and female-only sessions, netball, trampolining and rounders.
The Bolsover district Council-backed scheme sessions are aimed at encouraging everyone aged 14 and older to get back into a sport that they may not have participated in for a number of years or to try a new sport in a safe, friendly and social environment.
Emphasis will also be placed on providing more of a social approach to exercise and giving people the opportunity to try a new sport rather than seeking to excel at it.
The specific sports sessions were chosen after Bolsover District Council conducted a sports and physical activity survey among Year 11 students across the district and the most popular sports choices were then selected.
Bolsover District Council’s Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion Cllr Ann
Syrett said: “2012 was probably one of the greatest sporting years we have ever seen. So we want to try and continue this legacy and get as many people involved in sport and physical activity in 2013 as possible.
“You don’t have to be an expert or even know the rules, all we want is for you to come and give a sport a try and have some fun along the way.
“There are a number of sports available so why not bring a friend or member of your family along and give a sport a go.”
The sessions start on February 25 at Bolsover School with further sessions scheduled to take place at various locations across the District. Posters and leaflets are in the process of being distributed around the three areas. For more information and a detailed timetable of activities please telephone 01246 242364 or visit www.bolsover.gov.uk/return-2-sport for details.