Organisers of a Summer Sports Festival are encouraging people to come along and try a variety of sport taster sessions as Devon counts down to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Activities including rowing, sailing and canoeing, team sports such as football, cricket and hockey and other sports such as table tennis, boccia and golf are all on offer, ensuring there is something for everyone. The event also offers arts and crafts, music and food.
The festival takes place on Saturday, July 14 at The Mountbatten Centre, Plymouth. Activity sessions take place from noon to 4pm and are free, but advance booking is required for the watersports and spaces are filling fast.
There is also a Sport Makers workshop taking part from 9am to 11.30am run by Ladies England Rugby Player, Danielle Waterman for people interested in volunteering opportunities as part of the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy and a Barbeque at 3pm.
Sport Makers are people who directly make sport happen at a local level, bringing the Olympic and Paralympic values to life in every community. The programme, open to anyone aged 16 and over, is coordinated in the county by Active Devon and aims to inspire at least 900 people in Devon to volunteer at least 10 hours organising or leading sporting activities. All volunteers receive an Adidas goodie bag and advice on volunteering opportunities in their area.
Anyone interested in either the Sport Maker Workshop or the free taster sessions are advised to contact Charlie Keene on 01392 263674 or email [email protected]