East Dunbartonshire kids can get sporty in 2014

Allander sports centre'Photo by Emma Mitchell'10/12/13
Allander sports centre'Photo by Emma Mitchell'10/12/13

Energetic youngsters are being urged to kick off the new year in style by signing up for a new sporting adventure in 2014.

East Dunbartonshire Leisure & Culture (EDLC) has unveiled a stellar new line-up to ensure youngsters have a ball in Bearsden, Kirkintilloch, Bishopbriggs and beyond.

Activities on offer include football, badminton, basketball, run/jump/throw, tennis, rugby, mini-basketball, mini-tennis and sports for children with additional support needs

There are sporting chances for children aged from six to young people in sixth year at secondary school. Ten-week blocks start on week beginning January 20.

Meanwhile, there’s also a special programme specifically aimed at boys and girls who enjoy football or want to give the sport a try.

That includes pre-kickers, mini-kickers, football centres, girls-only classes, goalkeeping and football for children with additional support needs.

Sporting venues include Allander Leisure centre in Bearsden, The Leisuredrome in Bishopbriggs, Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre, Torrance Primary School and Bishopbriggs Academy.

In addition, there will also be ‘Come & Play’ football sessions between January 24 and March 28, giving youngsters the chance to play small sided games in an organised and safe environment.

Scott Hill, EDLC Trust Chair, said: “There’s a wealth of interesting and varied sports for young people to try in the new year - from badminton and

basketball to football and rugby.

“This is the perfect chance to get active in excellent facilities with expert advice and guidance from our sporting leaders.

“Scotland will become the focus for sports enthusiasts across the world in 2014 with the commencement of the Commonwealth Games and what better way for young people to warm up than to take part in some of these wonderful opportunities courtesy of EDLC?”