Summer activities announced

ANGUS Council’s Active Angus summer activities programme for children was launched on Wednesday by neighbourhood services vice-convener Councillor Jeanette Gaul.

The programme runs from Monday, July 2 until Friday, August 10 and includes all Angus Council leisure facility activities, sports specific coaching, dance workshops, Rural Summer Active Club, Angus Scottish FA summer football and sport and recreation for people with a disability.

The AVIVA Star:track Athletics programme will run in Montrose, Kirriemuir, Arbroath, Carnoustie, Forfar and Monifieth, for children aged six to 12.

A number of links have again been made with local golf professionals giving opportunities for seven to 14 year olds to learn new golf skills this summer. Coaching is taking place in Montrose, Forfar, Brechin and Arbroath. This year’s programme includes five Clubgolf Mini Opens running in Montrose, Arbroath, Carnoustie, Monifieth and Forfar.

Leisure Services dance programme Active Dance has a number of workshops taking place across Angus including Montrose, Arbroath, Kirriemuir, Carnoustie, Forfar, and Brechin.

A full Scottish FA summer football programme is on offer at Montrose, Forfar, Carnoustie, Arbroath, Kirriemuir and Brechin for boys and girls aged three to 16 years.

A full and varied sport and recreation programme is also available for people throughout Angus with a disability. This includes activities for three to seven-year-olds and over-15s. Activities include swimming, mountain biking, dance, rebound therapy and rounders and barbecue.

Active Angus 2012 also provides information on sports and activities taking place at all Angus Council sports centres and swimming pools over the summer period. Most of the activities in the booklet coming under the bACTIVE membership scheme will allow a child to attend as many activities throughout the holidays as they would like for less than a pound a day.

The programme will be distributed to all Angus primary schools and will also be available at all Angus Council leisure facilities, country parks, libraries, museums, ACCESS offices and online at www.angus.gov.uk/leisure.

Further details are available by contacting Angus Council’s ACCESSLine on 08452 777 778 or online at www.angus.gov.uk/leisure and www.facebook.com/angusleisure or from local sports centres and swimming pools.

Mrs Gaul said: “Once more, we have on offer an extensive and varied programme of sports and activities to suit children of all ages and with different levels of skills. This will be an opportunity for our schoolchildren to enjoy, and improve in, their favourite sports, and to try out some new activities.”