Search on for sporting youngsters

PUBLISHED: 15:52 09 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:51 06 May 2010

Last year 400 youngsters took part in the event

Last year 400 youngsters took part in the event

BUDDING athletes are being sought to represent the district at this year s Herts Youth Games. Youngsters aged from seven to 18 are being invited to take part in free sports sessions with the possibility of representing the district in the games in May. La

BUDDING athletes are being sought to represent the district at this year's Herts Youth Games.

Youngsters aged from seven to 18 are being invited to take part in free sports sessions with the possibility of representing the district in the games in May.

Last year, 400 youngsters took part and half of them became part of Team St Albans which competed against thousands of other young athletes from across the county.

The St Albans Sport and Health Development Team, working on behalf of the district council, will be running the sessions and taking the athletes to the games.

Clare Baker, sports development officer leading the project, said: "The Herts Youth Games is a great opportunity for youngsters to try a new activity at no cost to the parents. From the start of February we will be offering free taster sessions with the possibility of eight weeks of free training led by top coaches from local clubs in a number of sports."

The sports available subject to various age requirements are aquathlon (running and swimming), badminton, basketball, boccia, hockey, kwik cricket, netball, tag rugby, table tennis and sports hall athletics. The deadline to sign up is Friday, January 16.

For more information visit www.leisureinstalbans.co.uk or contact Clare Baker on 01727 827667 or by email on clare.baker@leisureconnection.co.uk

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