Belfast Telegraph

A Sporting Chance for free fun

Children will be given a Sporting Chance in Newtownabbey thanks to a new partnership.

Families in the borough will be able to take part in free activity sessions for children after Newtownabbey Borough Council teamed up with Asda.

With Sporting Chance, children have the option to participate in a wide range of different free activity sessions during each of the school holidays in 2010, covering the more traditional sports as well as more unusual activities children may never have tried before.

Activities include football camps, hockey weeks and multisport weeks.

Dean Holmes, sport and play development officer said: “This initiative will benefit families and fits in with our commitment to improving young people’s health in the area.”

Asda’s head of the Community, Fiona Campbell-Reilly, said the company was “thrilled” to be working with Newtownabbey Borough Council.

“Our Sporting Chance scheme offers families an affordable and enjoyable way to get active and gives children the chance to develop new skills they may previously have been unable to due to financial constraints.”

Asda Sporting Chance vouchers are available at the checkouts from Newtownabbey Borough and are also available to download from or call 0844 3356408.

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