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BURTON Albion Community Trust (BACT) will be providing free activities at various local parks across burton and surrounding areas throughout the summer holidays, working in partnership with Staffordshire Police. Opportunities will be provided by BACT through their Social Inclusion Project ‘Albion2Engage’.

Sessions are currently on-going between the times of 5-8pm and are free of charge to individuals between the age of 11-19 years. These sessions take place at; Carver Road Community Park on a Tuesday, Eton Park Recreation on a Wednesday, Winshill’s Canterbury Road Park every Thursday, and a choice of Anglesey Primary Academy or Stapenhill’s Heath Road Park on a Friday evening.

Some of the activities, which families will also be welcome to engage with, include; Football, Cricket, Rounders, Street Golf, Badminton and many more all delivered by qualified coaches each week.

Dan Brooks, Social Inclusion Coordinator, said “In recent years, Albion2Engage have been working in partnership with Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire County Council and East Staffordshire Borough Council to help youngsters engage in sports and activities at their local parks. Their positive and continued support have enabled us to develop positive relationships with individuals, including the chance to offer alternative education or career pathways to selected individuals showing improved behaviour. The aim is to keep children and young adults active through sport, but teach life skills such as teamwork, respect and fair play. With all sessions being free, this can only have a positive influence to all targeted individuals”.

Anyone wanting to discuss the programme in more detail and would like to register your place should contact Dan Brooks, Project Coordinator, Burton Albion Community Trust 01283 565938