Enjoying a summer of sports

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A sizzling summer of sports and leisure is on offer to youngsters of all ages in East Dunbartonshire during the school holidays.

East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust has produced a packed programme of activities for children at venues in Bearsden, Milngavie and beyond.

The smorgasbord of sport includes summer football, multi-sports summer camps, summer gymnastics, summer swimming, horse riding and snowsports (with Bearsden Ski Centre).

The Multi-Sports Summer Camps - inspired by the success of last year’s Commonwealth Camps - give youngsters the chance to try athletics,badminton, football, hockey, karate, judo, netball, rugby 7s, table tennis, aquatics and triathlon.

There are also sport-specific courses on basketball, athletics and badminton.

Councillor Alan Moir, East Dunbartonshire Council’s convener of development and regeneration, said: “The council is delighted to support the trust in delivering such fantastic sporting and leisure activities.

“The summer holidays are a glorious time in any child’s life and - fittingly - there is a superb range of sports and activities to try in East Dunbartonshire.

“We work closely with the Trust to provide top-class facilities and opportunities - inspiring future generations to get active and achieve new goals.”

Scott Hill, chair of East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture (EDLC) Trust, added: “Every year the Trust works hard to compile a packed programme - offering young people of all ages the chance to get involved in sport and leisure activities.

“I am delighted the EDLC Sports Development Team has once again come up trumps - offering a mix of traditional sports, as well as opportunities to try something different.

“The programme involves the three local leisure centres - Kirkintilloch, Bishopbriggs Leisuredrome and the Allander - as well as a host of other venues in East Dunbartonshire.

“Working in partnership we can provide the broadest range of opportunities possible - encouraging healthy lifestyles that will hopefully last alifetime.”