STAFFORDSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with Burton Albion to deliver free sports sessions in Tamworth over the school summer holiday.
The popular StreetStadia™ mobile sports arena will be popping up throughout the long school break in the town, with funding from Tamworth Borough Council.
StreetStadia™ is a dynamic sports arena for eight to 17-year-olds. They can enjoy a variety of fun sports including football, handball, cricket, tennis, netball and other team-building activities.
Summer StreetStadia™ sessions are proving hugely successful in helping to reduce the number of small grass and bin fires during school holidays in recent years.
In the Easter holiday in 2015 there were 11 such incidents in the east of the county. This was compared to 17 in 2014 and 26 in 2013.
Sessions will be taking place at these locations in Tamworth from 5pm to 8pm across the school summer holiday:
- Mondays – Amington Park, Moor Lane
- Tuesdays – Rosemary Road play area, Glascote
- Wednesdays – Belgrave Lakes, Birds Bush Road
- Thursdays – The Bumpy, Crowden Road
Young people can just turn up for the sessions – there is no need to pre-book
Rebecca Gill, prevent manager for the east of the county, said: “StreetStadia™ is a great way for young people in Tamworth to be entertained during the school summer break. They can make new friends, enjoy some exercise and work on their teamwork skills. What’s more, it won’t cost their parents a penny.
“The mobile sports arena has been a hugely successful tool in helping to reduce the number of grass and bin fires during the summer holiday. Small fires such as these may seem harmless to the culprits, but they are quite the opposite. They can divert vital resources from other, potentially life-threatening, situations”