Not too late to Sportivate

SPORTING CHANCE: Tom Bamber (right) and David Dewhurst.
SPORTING CHANCE: Tom Bamber (right) and David Dewhurst.

YOUNGSTERS in Ribble Valley are invited to get in the Olympic spirit by signing up for a new fitness scheme.

The Sportivate scheme is aimed at people aged 12 to 24 who are new to sport and offers a variety of sessions, ranging from badminton and basketball, to football and fitness.

The football sessions are being run in conjunction with Rimington, Waddington and Hurst Green Football Clubs and offer training, as well as the opportunity to join the clubs, with girls being referred to female teams in neighbouring boroughs.

Free Friday night gym sessions are also up for grabs for 12 to 17-year-olds at the Freedom Fitness Room in Longridge, while numerous sessions, including badminton and basketball, are available at the Roefield Leisure Centre in Clitheroe for just £3.

Ribble Valley Borough Council’s sports development officer, Tom Bamber, said: “Sportivate is part of the Olympic legacy and it is hoped participants will discover a sport that they are passionate about and can develop a long-term commitment to.

“It is never too late to take part in sport and enjoy its many benefits, and we are encouraging young people who are new to sport, or have let it fall by the wayside, to get in the Olympic spirit and join Sportivate.””

Further details are available from Ribble Valley Borough Council’s sports development team on 01200 414553.