Scores of families and young people have already signed up to a free Summer of Sport being offered by WV Active over the next 6 weeks.

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The City of Wolverhampton Council's 3 leisure centres, WV Active Aldersley, WV Active Central and WV Active Bilston-Bert Williams, will be providing a wide range of free activities for adults and children of all ages between Monday 23 July and Friday 31 August - from badminton, tennis, squash and table tennis to family swimming lessons and fitness classes.

Those who want to take advantage of the offer must be residents of Wolverhampton and will need to register for free Summer of Sport membership via the WV Active website. Councillor Steve Evans, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Environment, said: "We are delighted to be offering a wide range of free activities for local residents of all ages during the school holidays, and I'd encourage people to sign up for their Summer of Sport today."

The Summer of Sport programme is being supported with funding from the council's Public Health service.

Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, Councillor Hazel Malcolm, said: "It is important that as many people as possible have the opportunity to enjoy sport and exercise, and by offering a wide range of free sessions at our leisure centres from 23 July to 31 August we hope that even more residents will be able to enjoy a fit and active summer.

"This ties in well with our Vision for Public Health, whereby we create the right sort of environment in which people are better able to look after their own health and wellbeing."

To find out more about WV Active and to register for Summer of sport membership, please visit Type=links;Linkid=4852;Title=WV Active;Target=_blank; or call 01902 551010.

Caption Preparing for a summer of sport are Councillor Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City Environment, and Councillor Hazel Malcolm, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, with WV Active Health and Fitness Instructor Jess Savage, Taylah Esson-Munroe, Steph Esson and Tiahni Esson-Munroe, and Wolfie from Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

  • released: Friday 20 July, 2018