Sports Jam 2013 – sporting fun for youngsters

Bristol’s popular Sports Jam event returns with an afternoon of free taster sessions for young sports enthusiasts aged from six to 19, who would like to have a go at a new sport, develop skills or find out more about joining a local sports club. The 2013 Sport Jam takes place on Saturday, May 4 from 12noon to 4pm on Bristol harbourside.

In the Sports Zones – run by local clubs – handball, volleyball, tennis, athletics, boxing, parkour, football, table tennis and Bristol Rugby bungee run are some of the taster sessions on offer from fully-trained coaches.

And over in the Competitive Zone – designed for competitive players aged 11 to 19 there will be the chance to pre-register as a team for a number of sports, including: handball and basketball.  And StreetWise Soccer will be hosting a regional heat for 3v3 soccer with a chance to qualify for national finals. See www.streetwisesoccer.co.uk

There are special prizes for the winning age group teams. Full details about Sports jam, team events and how to register can be found at www.bristol.gov.uk/sportsjam

Families can simply turn up on the day and have a go or join the Heart Angels in the alfresco area, sit back and relax.

The Sports Jam event has been organised by the city council in partnership with local sports clubs and aims to encourage more children and young people to get involved in sport.

Sports Jam takes place the same weekend as the 2013 Bristol 10K, so families can enjoy two days of sporting fun and challenge.

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