Zesty activities keep young people active this summer
Thursday 16th July 2009
Clackmannanshire Council's Zest programme of summer activities has got off to a great start, with something for young people of all ages. As well as football, rugby, athletics, golf, badminton and swimming, there are special programmes for girls only and taster sessions in the Carnival of Sport at the end of July.
On Tuesday 12 July the Zest golf competition held at Muckhart Golf Club was a huge success. Logan Macfarlane lifted the winner's trophy after a fantastic round, finishing 36 over the par 3 course. Continuing the golf theme, a group of youngsters took a trip to the Golf Open at Turnberry, getting the chance to see the stars in action.
Councillor George Matchett, portfolio holder for inclusion, said, "The Zest programme is so varied that there's something for everyone to enjoy. Some of the more unusual activities include parkour for under 16s, while dance and self defence are popular with secondary school-age girls. Many of the activities are free, but we ask people to book in advance if possible."
Girls Only, held in the brand new facilities at Alloa Academy, includes basketball, dance, self defence, fitness, pilates, yoga and trampolining. All Girls Only activities are free.
The Carnival of Sport, from 20 to 31 July, includes ten different sports each week, with individual and team challenges. Come along for a half day, full day or all week. Each half day session costs just £5 and participants receive a certificate outlining the skills learnt.
There are still places available: check out the programme on ClacksWeb and book by calling 01259 213 131.