Summer sports at Edisford

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With the Olympics just a year away, a new “Startrack Athletics” course at Clitheroe’s Edisford Sports Complex is a marvellous opportunity for youngsters to experience a varied programme of athletics.

Activities on offer inlude sprinting, jumping, throwing, and distance running, with expert coaching provided by England Athletics qualified coach Don Lennon, of Ribble Valley Athletics Club.

The course will run from Tuesday August 16th to Thursday the 18th between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily and is for those aged eight to 14. The cost is £8 per day or £22 for the full three days and booking is essential – call coach Don Lennon on 07872 650237 to book.

Also at Edisford, football coach Henry Kay is holding two “Future Stars” three-day summer schools in August.

Aimed at youngsters aged five to 12, the outdoor sessions on Edisford’s grass pitches will take place from 9 a.m to noon daily between August 9th and 11th and again between the 23rd and 25th. Again booking is essential and for more information call 07964 909103.

Weekly Football coaching for various age groups is also available on Saturday mornings on the artificial pitch at Edisford. The sessions, costing £4, are from 9 to 10 a.m. for five to seven-year-olds; 10 to 11 a.m. for eight to nine-year-olds; and 11 a.m. to noon for 10 to 12-year-olds.

They are an ideal opportunity for boys and girls not currently in teams, or those in club teams, to get some extra practice and improve their skills. All sessions are delivered by qualified F.A. coaches.

For more information ring Colin Winterbottom on 01200 414588 or Ribblesdale Pool on 01200 424825.