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Free summer of sport for young people

Free places are now available to young people who want to take up a sport this summer.

Wolverhampton Police has secured funding from Black Country Sportivate and Sport England to provide a number of 6-week sports sessions for young people aged 11 to 25.

And there are a range of sports on offer, from archery, athletics and boxing to canoeing, cheerleading, climbing, dance fusion, golf, sailing and scuba diving.

Some 400 spaces are still up for grabs on a first come, first served, basis, and all sports are free to take part in, with the exception of scuba diving, for which there is a charge.  Times and locations vary.

PC Joe Trusselle of Wolverhampton Police said: "This is a great opportunity for young people to try out a sport for free this summer, and we're hoping to get a great response from local people because the more interest we get in the project, the more sessions we will be able to stage for young people in Wolverhampton."

To find out more, and to sign up, please visit the Wolverhampton Police Facebook page.

  • released: Thursday 29 May, 2014