September 10, 2012 11.36 am This story is over 138 months old

Olympics lead to more autumn sporting activities

Olympic legacy: Kids across Lincoln enjoyed summer sporting activities so much, the Council are planning the same events for autumn half term.

After the popularity of summer sporting activities for children, partly due to the Olympics, the City of Lincoln Council is planning more sessions for the autumn.

Over the summer holiday, the city council saw 769 Lincoln children take part in its Olympic-themed sporting activities.

Activities held in a number of city venues included football, hockey, dodgeball, Parkour, dance and a bungee run.

The council has now finished the event schedule for the autumn half term, featuring the same activities as the summer sessions.

Keith Taylor, Senior Sports Development Officer at the City of Lincoln Council said: “It’s fantastic to see this amount of young people take part in sport during the summer holidays.

“There are a wide variety of activities that take place so there is something for everyone to join in with and have a bit of fun. We really hope this Olympic spirit is carried on into the autumn.”

Sessions will take place between 10am and 4pm:

  • Monday, October 29 – Priory Witham Academy
  • Tuesday, October  30 – Bracebridge Community Centre
  • Wednesday, October 31 – Sudbrooke Drive Community Centre
  • Thursday, November 1 – Birchwood Youth Centre
  • Friday, November 2 – Priory Witham Academy

Children wanting to join in must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian before taking part, dress appropriately for activities and bring a packed lunch.

Source: City of Lincoln Council