Young People Get Into Sport with Sportivate

YOUNG People will soon be able to try their hand at gymnastics, trampolining and Soccercise, with the new Sportivate Programme.

The programme gives 11 to 16 year olds of all abilities access to up to six weeks’ of subsidised coaching in trampolining, gymnastics and Soccercise.

During the programme, participants will be able to work towards their own personal goal. Once they have completed a six week course they will be supported to continue playing sport with a free six week Reading Sport and Leisure (RSL) Membership.

Reading’s Lead Councillor for Sport, Councillor Sarah Hacker said:

“The Sportivate programme is a brilliant opportunity for young people of all sporting abilities to try out something new with the support of expert coaches for just £4 a week, and the chance of a free six week membership at the end of the course – a great incentive to get involved.”

Gymnastics Fitness will begin on Sunday 10 September, 11am at Meadway Sports Centre, continuing until 15 October. There will also be second course on offer from 22 October until 3 December.

Trampoline Fit begins Monday 11 September at 8pm, and continues until 16 October at Meadway Sports Centre.

Soccercise will be held at Palmer Park Sports Stadium, from Thursday 7 September until 12 October at 5.30pm. This is a girl’s only course and is supported by Reading FC Community Trust.

Each of the sessions costs £4 and will run for an hour.


Notes to Editors

Useful contact numbers

Meadway Sports Centre: 0118 937 5060
Palmer Park Sports Stadium: 0118 937 5080

Press Officer Contact: Rachel Dennis 0118 937 3957 /



Victoria Nickless

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