Summer Of Sport For Eastbourne Kids

Saturday 28th May 2016

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Sport Eastbourne is getting children active this summer with a host of fun classes for little ones at Eastbourne’s sport centres, after a successful Sports Festival earlier this month in which hundreds of children tried out many new sports.

From brand new Little Tekkers football, to Infant and Junior Track Active and spinning for kids, all classes aim to provide a great introduction to exercise and teach children new sporting skills.

Little Tekkers Football, starting on 8 June, is a great new class which will introduce 3–4 year olds to simple football skills. The indoor activity for both boys and girls is a 45 minute class giving pre-school children the chance to have a kick-about and develop basic skills such as goal shooting, passing and running with the ball, for just £3.00 a session.

Eastbourne Borough Council Lead Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Enterprise, Cllr Margaret Bannister said “After the success of the recent Eastbourne Sports Festival, it has become even more obvious that there is a high demand for sports clubs and activities for children, both infants and juniors, in Eastbourne.

“Sport Eastbourne is proud to offer a diverse range of clubs, at excellent value, which introduces sports to children and gets them active from a young age, also encouraging them to build confidence in their skills and abilities.”

Saturday mornings at Eastbourne Sports Park provides the chance for budding young athletes to get active with running, throwing, jumping and athletic events, all introduced in a fun environment with the use of games and group activities. Infant Track Active for 4-6 year olds is from 9.00-10.00am for just £2.00, and Junior Track Active for 7-12 year olds is from 10.00-11.30am for £2.50 per class.

Kids Spin is a lower-level adaptation of the popular aerobic exercise class undertaken on static bikes. An instructor will lead children aged 8 -14 through an energised routine of sprints, climbs and cadences. Fun Fit Kidz club which took off well this term, is a Circuits class for children aged 5–10, introducing light exercises which improves health and fitness and teaches different exercises.

Footy Fun classes at Cavendish Sports Centre gives older children (7-10 year olds) a chance to advance their footballing skills, whilst dodgeball for children aged 7–12 burns plenty of energy and teaches team building and co-ordination skills. Junior Table Tennis at Hampden Park Sports Centre teaches children aged 8 and up, the precision and focus needed to ace this solo sport.

All classes must be booked in advance, direct with each sports centre. For all information on times, locations and prices of the activities listed, plus many more click here or call Hampden Park Sports Centre on 01323 509859.


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