Youngsters invited to have a ball over October holiday

Youngsters are being given a sporting chance to get active and try out a range of activities during the school break.

There will be a variety of sporting fun on offer at the Allander Leisure Centre in Bearsden, Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre and Bishopbriggs Leisuredrome as part of the October Holiday Activity Programme - from 13-19 October.

A range of indoor and outdoor activities have been organised by EDLC Trust, supported by East Dunbartonshire Council.

Highlights include: SFA football development sessions for three-14-year-olds; sports days offering P1-P7 pupils the chance to try activities such as badminton, rugby, football, trampolining, netball and athletics; fitness suites; pool inflatable sessions; Play 4 the Day at the Allander and racquet sports at the Leisuredrome.

The Leisuredrome will also offer fun at Charlie’s Big Adventure soft-play facility - including a Kids Club and Hallowe’en Party.

The Trust has also teamed up with Kirkintilloch company Wild By Nature to offer outdoor activities such as survival training and bush-craft. It has also organised horse riding and pony days with Loch Mill Riding School, and sessions with Bearsden Ski Club.

Councillor Alan Moir, convener of development and regeneration, said: “I hope youngsters have a ball during the October break and what better way of getting them active than encouraging them to try out one of our fabulous leisure centres?”

Scott Hill, chairman of EDLC Trust, said: “There is a fantastic range of activities to keep young people across East Dunbartonshire entertained and active during the school holidays.”

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