Community Sports Network Meeting 12/09 Follow-up

20 representatives from 18 Plymouth clubs were represented at the last Community Sports Network meeting on 12th September.

Zoe from Plymouth City Council introduced the group to the new plans for central park; including more good quality football pitches, a tennis court and a Community Sports Hub.

The group were introduced to a new sport, Road Tennis. It originates from Barbados and now has been brought over here. Find out more about Road Tennis here.

Plymouth City Council’s Sport Development Unit reported that this summer they had been coordinating a citywide summer holiday club programme called Fit and Fed (funded by the Department for Education). The programme provided over 24,000 free places at 54 clubs for children aged 4-18 years old.

This Autumn, they are providing more social cycling opportunities via www.letsride.co.uk as well as bespoke Bike and Baby sessions for parents with children aged 1-4 years old. They will also be supporting new table tennis groups as part of the Ping! Plymouth projects; including sessions for refugees, older people and the homeless. In addition to organising multi-sports events in October and December for families with disabled children to experience a range of activities.

Katie Holland spoke about the Wicketz Programme she is running in Plymouth. Wicketz is a free community cricket programme initially targeting young people aged 8-16, living in deprived communities. By establishing sustainable community cricket hubs, they provide year-round weekly cricket sessions with a focus on developing crucial life skills, creating stronger communities and enabling brighter futures for those taking part.

Next meeting Thursday 5th December from Time 18:30. Location TBA.