Sefton Council is set to launch a fantastic new academies programme to help get young people more active and playing sport.

Active Academies, born out of the Be Active sessions, is the latest programme launched by the Active Sefton team and builds on the successful work of initiatives such as Street Games, Break the Boredom and Door Step Club.

The sessions, aimed at children aged 2-12 years old, are centred on learning and developing through fun and engaging sessions with fully qualified DBS checked instructors.

Local children can hone their football skills at the Football Academy, develop their dance to the latest chart hits or take part in a range of sports, such as dodgeball, tennis and ultimate Frisbee and the mixed Sport Academy.

Cllr. Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “I am absolutely delighted that the team have developed this new programme, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to an active and healthy borough.

“The programme has been designed so there is something for everyone and it outlines a clear development plan that builds on not only sport specific skills, but also transferable skills that will benefit the child throughout life.”

Each participant will receive a rewards booklet when they first attend which will help both parents and child monitor their progress through bronze, silver and gold levels plus children can also receive accreditation towards Children’s University.

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