Sport in the Park 2013

Battersea Summer Scheme, will once again keep young local residents active during the long summer holidays with a range of creative, challenging and sporting activities. Open to those between the ages of 8 and 16 it will cost just £1 each day to take part.

Participants will have the chance to experience a whole range of sporting and artistic activities including judo, tennis, football, dance and even the trapeze. For those with a head for heights, there will be a climbing wall and high rope course, plus the Animal People will be there with some furry (and not so furry) friends.

On Thursday 1st August, local residents will also have the opportunity to take part in Street Athletics, run by Linford Christie and Darren Campbell. The event will consist of a series of 60m races and will result in a final race for each age group. The winners will qualify for the National Final in Manchester in September. Registration will be from 1pm to 2pm with races between 2pm and 4pm. It’s absolutely free to take part and no special running kit is required.

Other local services at the event will include the Fire Brigade, Wandsworth Park’s Police Dogs, Network Rail, London Ambulance, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and the libraries. They all donate their time and resources, offering help and advice along with inspiring and entertaining activities.

About The Battersea Summer Scheme:

The Battersea Summer Scheme is the primary project of the Battersea Crime Prevention Panel and was established in 1992. It is a highly successful youth diversion programme running during the school summer holidays. The Scheme provides a wide range of activities for all young people in and around Battersea and Balham, particularly those living in deprived areas.

The Scheme has traditionally played a significant role in reducing levels of perceived bad behaviour. It often provides a lifeline to families on restricted incomes who feel that there are few affordable places where they can allow their children to go with safety. It aims again this year to continue to divert these young people from crime or becoming victims of crime and all the problems arising from that.

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