Enjoy an action packed summer with Borders Sport & Leisure

Pre-schoolers can enjoy some football training as part of the Borders Sport & Leisure summer programme
Pre-schoolers can enjoy some football training as part of the Borders Sport & Leisure summer programme

Borders Sport and Leisure is running a massive summer holiday programme for children across the region featuring over 200 bookable, coached sessions including athletics, badminton, judo, football, gymnastics, squash, hockey, table-tennis and triathlon.

The organisation is also hosting hundreds of “pay as you go” fun activities in all of its 14 centres and in community halls and schools across the region.

The sessions have been designed to cater for all ages from pre-school and primary school children to high school pupils.

Ewan Jackson, Chief Executive of Borders Sport and Leisure said: “We have a vast array of sports and activities taking place across the summer months to help to keep children active and entertained.

“Hundreds of youngsters are already taking part each day but we hope to welcome many more over the coming weeks.

“We are also trialling a new concept at our centres called pop-up play so that when the weather is fine children can enjoy informal outdoor games and activities such as rounders, putting and swing-ball.”

Borders Sport and Leisure has also unveiled details of a host of new Asymmetric Week Friday afternoon sports session that it will run from the start of the new school term.

“We have devised an extensive timetable of new Friday afternoon activities to coincide with Scottish Borders Council’s introduction of the asymmetric week where schools will close at lunchtime on Fridays,” explained Mr Jackson.

“The sessions range from swimming lessons, inflatable fun and an inflatable disco to rookie lifeguarding and family workouts. Some of the activities will run as eight-week blocks and we are already accepting bookings for these.”

More information on the summer holiday programme and the new Asymmetric Week sessions can be found at www.bslt.org.uk or by calling Borders Sport and Leisure on 01896 661150.