Youngsters taste sporting high life
- Wed 30 Sep 2009, 2:53PM
- Posted byChris Bailey
As part of the Getting Manchester Moving health project 300 young people from East Manchester primary schools have taken part in a health and fitness day at SportCity.
The event which was organised in partnership with Business in the Community saw the young people take part in a range of different sports and use the world class facilities at the Indoor Athletics Arena, National Squash Centre and Regional Tennis centre.
Volunteers from 12 companies worked alongside CITC staff to organise the sports which including football, athletics, squash and tennis.
And the young people were rewarded for their hard work by being invited to watch City’s Carling Cup game against Fulham as guests of the club.
CITC boss Alex Williams MBE said: “This was a great opportunity for some of the children in East Manchester to see these facilities but more importantly to realise that they are for their use as well as the elite athletes who use SportCity.”
The young people were also given vouchers from Manchester Sport and Leisure Trust so that they can come back with their parents and use the facilities at SportCity for free.
Getting Manchester Moving is a health project managed by Manchester City Football Club’s registered charity City in the Community (CITC). Its aim is to encourage more people to become healthy by providing information, opportunity and support, through the website www.gettingmanchestermoving.org.