Summer activities galore for the school holidays

CHILDREN in Angus will have the chance to take part in a number of different sports and activities throughout the summer.

The opportunity comes as part of Angus Leisure’s Active Angus 2011 - Summer Sports and Activities programme which runs from Monday, July 4 to Friday, August 12.

All Angus Council leisure facilities are included in the programme for activities such as sports specific coaching, dance workshops, rural summer activity club, Angus Scottish FA summer football and sport and recreation for people with a disability.

The Active Angus programme will be distributed to all Angus Primary Schools and is also available at all Angus Council leisure facilities, country parks, libraries, museums, ACCESS offices and online at

Activities on offer include tennis camps, athletics, golf coaching, basketball camps, hockey coaching, a rugby camp and a full Scottish FA summer football programme.

Active Angus 2011 also provides information on sports and activities taking place at all Angus Council sports centres and swimming pools over the summer period.

Leisure services dance team Angus 4 Dance has a number of summer dance workshops taking place across Angus.

This year will again see almost all of the activities in the booklet coming under the b-Active membership scheme which will allow a child to attend as many activities throughout the holidays as they would like for less than a pound a day.

Angus Council Leisure services spokesman, Councillor Jim Millar said: “I encourage young people throughout Angus to take part in the wide variety of sports and activities we have on offer this summer.”