Free Watersports Sessions on Offer
Two weeks of free watersports is on offer to hundreds of children in Liverpool during the summer holiday as part of Sea Liverpool 2005.
A team of instructors will be giving all children in the city free tuition in activities such as sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and kayaking at the Watersports Centre. Merseysport, a project from North West charity Local Solutions, will provide the have-a-go sessions and begin on Tuesday 16th August and run until Friday, 26th August.
The programme is part of the city’s pledge to engage every child in river and water -based activities during Liverpool’s Capital of Culture themed year – Sea Liverpool 2005.
Rob Sutcliffe, Manager of Merseysport said, ‘‘this is a fantastic opportunity for kids to take part in dynamic and exciting watersports. We appreciate the opportunity to work in partnership with Liverpool City Council and the Culture Company to deliver free watersports to Liverpool children. In light of recent success in British sailing and canoeing we hope that children taking part will be inspired to further develop their skills with us and become champions for the future.’’
This year's Capital of Culture theme corresponds with a national series of events - SeaBritain 2005, held to celebrate Britain's maritime heritage.
Notes: All sessions must be booked in advance. All participants must be over the age of eight years old, able to swim and accompanied by an adult. Booking can also be made for individuals or groups by telephoning 0151 708 9322.