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Banbury youngsters get set to go for local sports initiative

25 April 2016
Young people taking part in Love Sport activities

Banbury youngsters are being invited to take part in a range of activities as the second year of a local sports initiative starts.

Funded by Sanctuary Housing, and in partnership with Cherwell District Council (CDC), Activate Banbury is offering local young people a programme of sports and fitness activities set to start in May.

Aimed at residents between 11 and 16 years old, CDC is providing multi-sports and fitness activities in the Ruscote and Neithrop wards of Banbury.

Designed to get young people active and develop a sporting habit, the sessions will take place twice a week over 40 weeks.

Kate Winstanley, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, said: “We are delighted to be taking Activate Banbury forward for another year, allowing us to continue inviting people of all ages to get fit and active.

“Building on the success of other fitness projects, these programmes not only promote sports and fitness but also encourage participants to increase their confidence and develop skills that will help them in the future.”

Activate Banbury forms part of Sanctuary’s wider Love Sport campaign, in partnership with Sport England, which is taking place in four neighbourhoods across the country and aims to engage more than 2,250 residents in sport and fitness activities.

Sanctuary’s commitment to the five-year programme has been match funded by Sport England, through National Lottery investment, to help deliver the sport and activity sessions.

Residents can also get involved in the discussion on the Love Sport project by using the hashtag #LoveSport on Twitter or find out more by visiting www.sanctuary-housing.co.uk/love-sport