Sports scheme to kick off in new year

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Extra sports sessions have been added to a community sports scheme, which will begin in the new year.

TrySport, a year round initiative, offers young people aged 7- 20 years old the chance to try a variety of different sports, from football and street dance to dodgeball and free running.

With 14 different sessions planned across Wyre every week from January 5, it is hoped that the popular scheme will attract more participants than ever in 2015.

However following consultation with young people and parents, the programme has been refreshed with extra sessions in Preesall and Garstang.

The council has also joined forces with Tommy’s Club for Young People to bring TrySport Multi Sports Club to Tommy’s Gym in Fleetwood.

Councillor Lynne Bowen, Cabinet member with responsibility for sport at Wyre Council, said: “This year we’ve run over 600 TrySport sessions across the borough which is fantastic, however we want to make it bigger and better than ever next year.

“Apart from the obvious health benefits of taking part in sport, the scheme also helps to develop confidence and gives young people a chance to socialise in a safe and positive environment.”

Thanks to both Fleetwood Town Football Club and Blackpool Football Club participants who join TrySport will also be rewarded for regular attendance with match tickets to either Blackpool or Fleetwood Town.

Included in the programme is Fleetwood Multi-Stars Sports Club, for young people aged 8 - 20 years with disabilities, at Fleetwood High School on Thursday evenings offering alternative sports such as trampolining, new age curling, Boccia and table tennis.

The council is also continuing to work with Fleetwood Town Football Club Community Trust and Fleetwood High School to provide football sessions for boys and girls aged 8-16 years on Friday evenings.

Most sessions are free of charge however there are small charges for Fleetwood Multi-Stars Sports Club and Multi Sports Club at Tommy’s (£1 per hour and 50p per session respectively).

Find out more and download the programme at wyre.gov.uk/trysport