Young people can swim and play sports this summer for just £1

Fri, 05/07/2019 - 13:44 -- Editor

Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Leisure Centres are offering local young people an extra incentive to get out and active during the school holidays with the return of its popular £1 Summer initiative.

The deal offers a range of activities including swimming, squash, table tennis, badminton, five a side football and basketball for just £1 per session for under-18s in the months of July and August.

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Michaela Boyle, encouraged parents to check what activities are available in their areas.

“I am delighted to see the return of the £1 Summer offer which is the latest initiative organised by Council’s leisure services over the summer as part of their Everybody Active programme.

“The scheme offers such a wide range of fun activities to suit all ages, and it’s a great way to enjoy themselves and reap the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

“It also offers the chance for young people to try out new sports and develop new skills.

“Crucially the £1 offer doesn’t put too much pressure on parents who are looking for new ways of keeping their children entertained over the summer months.”

The £1 sessions will run every day from July 1 – August 31 until 5pm, with final sessions beginning at 4pm, and Saturdays and Sundays until closing.

The programme will run at Brooke Park Leisure Centre, City Baths, Derg Valley Leisure Centre, Foyle Arena, Melvin Sports Centre, Riversdale Leisure Centre, and Templemore Sports Complex.

Council’s Head of Community Development and Leisure, Barry O’Hagan, added: “The £1 Summer offer will complement our Everybody Active programme by offering young people a varied choice of activities at affordable prices.

“Council is committed to promoting health and well-being throughout the City and District and this is a great way to engage with young people and encourage them to try out new activities.

“All our centres will be included so the programme will be available to young people right across the Council area and I would encourage young people and parents to find out what’s available in their area.”

Activities can only be booked on day of play and advanced booking for sessions are not applicable.

For more information please go to www.derrystrabane.com/leisure.