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Burton Albion Mascot Urging Kids To Get Active In Summer
Youngsters in the Tamworth area have been urged to 'kick start' their summer by signing up for a multi-sport action programme. Local youngsters are being invited to take part in a series of free football and multi-sport based sessions which are being held within community parks across the Staffordshire town. The 'Kicks' programme is an exciting multi-sports activity delivered by Burton Albion Community Trust, (BACT). It is being funded through the months of June and into July by Tamworth Borough Council as part of the Community Safety Partnership's Summerwatch campaign.

Tamworth Safer, Burton Albion
Members of the Tamworth Safer team with the Burton Albion mascot


Burton Albion Community Trust has been engaging with youngsters aged between 11 and 19 for more than five years. The sport-oriented sessions aim to engage, inspire and educate young children and adults using the brand of Burton Albion Football Club. The sessions, which have just kicked off, will be taking place in play areas and open spaces around Tamworth on the following dates:-
Wigginton Park every Monday until July 17th
Romney open space in Belgrave on Tuesday 4th and 18th July
Rosemary Road in Glascote on Tuesday 27th June and 11th July
Dosthill Park every Wednesday until July 19th
Burgess Park/Crowden Road every Thursday until July 20th

Wigginton Park
Wigginton Park is one of the locations for the sports sessions


All sessions take place between 6pm and 8pm. Participants don't have to be an experienced sports person or have fancy footwork to take part. All they need is enthusiasm and a passion for football and sport. Anyone aged between 11 and 19, who would love the opportunity to learn from this experienced football club, are invited to just turn up at the locations on the evening in question. No prior booking is required, and all sessions are free of charge. Burton Albion will continue the activities in the summer holidays due to a successful bid by the Community Safety Partnership to the Office of the Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) as part of the SPACE positive activity summer holiday programme. Locations may be subject to change at this time dependent on demand. Further information is available on the Tamworth Safer websit www.safertamworth.org/
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Why? Opportunity For Tamworth Youngsters To Be Sporty This Summer
When: 20 June to 20 July
Where: Wiggington Park, Elizabeth Drive, Leyfields, Tamworth B79 8DE
Cost: Free
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