Summer of Sporting Activities Just Around the Corner

Calling_all_sports_starsWith World Cup fever still gripping the nation and tennis fans enjoying Wimbledon, kids are being encouraged to take part in a summer of sport.

Tamworth Borough Council’s Sports Development Team has unveiled its brand new programme of sporting events, which will run throughout the school summer holiday. The six-week scheme starts on July 21 and runs until August 29, with a wide range of activities.

A whole host of traditional sports such as athletics, swimming, boxing and tennis are all on offer. In addition, there will be a range of more unusual activities including the Sky Trail rope, bridge and beam course, laser tag in a giant inflatable maze in the Castle Grounds, water sports week and street dance.

Councillor Steve Claymore, Cabinet Member for Economy, said, “This programme has been designed to offer something for everyone and we are hoping that young people from across Tamworth will sign up to try out a wide range of sporting activities.

“We have been working with sports clubs from across the borough to put together the summer programme, which means we can offer a wide range of events for the six-week break.”

Activities take place across the borough, with venues at the Castle Grounds, Tamworth Boxing Club, Wilnecote Leisure Centre, Tamworth Assembly Rooms, Planters Garden Centre, West Midlands Water-ski Centre and Tamworth Athletics Stadium.

Prices range from free of charge, £1 per session, and up to £5 or £10 a week for bigger events. Details and prices for all events can be seen on our website at

To get involved or for more information, please contact James Hazlehurst from Tamworth Borough Council’s Sports Development team on 01827 709387 or email

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