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Free sports sessions for young people in Medway

7 February 2018

Medway Council has teamed up with partner agencies to deliver free sport sessions to young people across Medway throughout the year.

The parksport Youth Impact Programme sessions begin on Monday, 12 February, and will run at different sites across Medway throughout 2018.

The sessions have been organised by the council in partnership with Kent Police, Medway Youth Service and StreetGames, and aim to mobilise the power of sport to reduce youth crime and anti-social behaviour.

Young people will be able to try a variety of sports including American football, archery tag, football, basketball, pop-up tennis, ultimate Frisbee and parkour.

The February sessions are being held Monday to Friday, between 12 and 23 February, and between 5pm and 7pm.

Working with partner agencies

Cllr Howard Doe, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Services, said: “I am delighted that we’re working in partnership with Kent Police, the Community Safety Partnership and StreetGames to deliver sporting activities to young people on their doorstep. The free sessions will create positive opportunities for young people in their communities.”

Sports sessions for young people and teenagers

Police Sergeant Adam Duke, of Medway’s Community Safety Unit, said: “I’m really pleased that these events are happening over the half term as it will give young people and teenagers the chance to have fun and get fit at the same time.

“We’ve worked closely with Medway Council in identifying areas in Medway where we feel children will benefit from these events as they offer a chance to keep busy in a productive way while also gaining new skills and making new friends.”

Find out more information

Monday, 12 February - Medway Park Leisure Centre
Tuesday, 13 February - Lordswood Youth Centre 
Wednesday, 14 February - Medway Park Leisure Centre
Thursday, 15 February - Victory Academy  
Friday, 16 February - Medway Park  
Monday, 19 February - Hundred of Hoo Academy
Tuesday, 20 February - Lordswood Youth Centre 
Wednesday, 21 February - Medway Park Leisure Centre
Thursday, 22 February - Victory Academy  
Friday, 23 February- Greenacre Academy