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Active Adults scheme next month

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ISLANDERS are being encouraged to ‘reignite their love for sport’ this summer through a new active-living initiative unveiled by Jersey Sport.

Walking football will be one of the re-entry points for the scheme Picture: DAVID FERGUSON (21476133)

The independent body will launch their Active Adults programme next month with the aim of providing avenues back into sport, and will hold a series of weekly activities led by specialist coaches.

"...we want to give a clear pathway back in [to sport], making these sessions fun and accessible" Jersey Sport general manager David Kennedy

Walking football, padel tennis, martial arts, bat-and-chat table tennis, badminton and walking netball will all be available at various venues on a ‘turn up and play’ basis, along with general movement sessions.

‘We understand that sometimes life takes over and there are other priorities such as bringing up families and work,’ said Jersey Sport general manager David Kennedy. ‘But we want to give a clear pathway back in, making these sessions fun and accessible while giving people the chance to make new friends too.

‘Whether you played netball as a child and then couldn’t find the time to play anymore, or if you’ve never played but have recently lost a loved one and simply need to get out of the house and meet new people, there are all kinds of benefits Islanders can take away from this programme.

‘We want to make it easy for adults to reignite their love for sport.’

The programme, sponsored by Appleby, will begin with free taster sessions for over-18s at Fort Regent on 16 June. Further details of the Active Adults scheme can be found via www.jerseysport.je/activities.

Jason Fox

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