Sports sessions allow Bearsden and Milngavie youngsters to get a taste of the Commonwealth Games

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Young people from Bearsden and Milngavie are being offered the chance to get into the spirit of the Commonwealth Games with a series of free sport sessions.

East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust’s Active Schools Team are running a series of Commonwealth programmes across East Dunbartonshire for children of all ages and want youngsters to come along and join in the fun at their new 2014 Commonwealth Club.

Funded by the Big Lottery Celebrate Fund and led by qualified coaches, they will provide five weeks of free activity in a number of sports for a variety of different age groups and places are still available on courses at the Allander Leisure centre in Bearsden.

The course, which starts on Wednesday, April 30, will run between 4pm and 5pm where primary five pupils can enjoy a five-week block of badminton, rugby, hockey, judo or athletics.

Scott Hill, chair of the East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust, said: “This a great opportunity to inspire children and young people to take up a new sport and to get excited about the Commonwealth Games coming to Glasgow this summer.”

Convener of Development and Regeneration, Councillor Alan Moir, said: “The council’s Legacy Group has been working hard in the run-up to the games to ensure the area benefits from the Games - now and in the future.

“The aim is to inspire our young people to get more active and find out more about the different sports on offer in the area - we may even discover a future Commonwealth Games star.”

Why not come along and join in the fun and find out about some of the sports organisations that are available in your area?

To book a space on a course please contact the Active Schools Team on 0141 777 3035 as you cannot just turn up on the night.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.