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Press Statement

Friday 13 January

Gold Rush

Fareham Borough Council's Play Ranger Service will be delivering free Olympic sporting taster sessions for local young people during February half term (13 - 18 February) in partnership with local sport clubs and organisations.

The taster sessions, will include boxing, swimming, football, tennis, cricket, shooting, table tennis and more. The sessions will take place each morning and afternoon at various recreation grounds across the Borough, Fareham Leisure Centre, Cams Hill School and Neville Lovett School. The sessions are accessible to all abilities; however children under 8 years old must be accompanied by their parent or an adult carer.

The week's events will conclude with a special competition held on the Saturday (18 February) at Cams Alders Recreation Ground from 10am - 1.30pm, where anyone who has attended an Olympic sporting taster session(s) during the week can enter! They will need to participate in a number of different sports and then complete a competition entry form to be in with a chance of winning a prize. The Fareham Borough Council Play Rangers will also be offering a range of craft opportunities to make Olympic flags, bunting and medals.

Executive Member for Leisure and Community, Councillor Connie Hockley, said: "I'm extremely proud of the Fareham Gold Rush Programme which has been awarded the official 'Inspire Mark' from the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG). I hope to see lots of young people joining in with the free taster sessions".

For further information and to receive a copy of the 'Gold Rush' February half term programme please contact the Leisure and Community Team on 01329 824440 or email fareham2012@fareham.gov.uk

ENDS

For further information contact:
Janine Hensman, PR and Marketing Support Officer, tel: 01329 824302
fax: 01329 824505, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk
This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council’s website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases
 



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