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How you can try sports from archery to table tennis for free in Preston

Posted on - 27th August, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Events, News, Preston Council, Sport, Things To Do
Archery and table tennis are two of the sports clubs opening their doors

Archery and table tennis are two of the sports clubs opening their doors

Prestonian’s wanting to get involved with sport are being offered taster sessions in everything from basketball to table tennis.

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Following Team GB’s success in the Olympic Games in Rio the I am Team GB campaign began on Saturday (27 August) and in Preston runs until Sunday 11 September.

Preston sports clubs have joined together to offer a chance to try different sports for free.

The Sports Fest has all different types of sports covered as Preston City Council work with local clubs to organise it.

Cabinet member for culture and leisure councillor Peter Kelly said: “The amazing efforts of our British athletes at the Olympics inspired the nation. Being able to try sports for free and getting the people of Preston active is a fantastic opportunity and a big thank you goes to all the clubs involved.”

Read more: What you can do over the Bank Holiday weekend in Preston

Here’s what you can try at Sports Fest

Saturday 27 August
Join Broughton Club for free tennis taster sessions from 4.00pm – 6.00pm at Broughton Club, Whittingham Lane, Preston. The sessions are for all ages and for more information email broughtontennis@gmail.com

Samlesbury Longbow Archers are based at Preston Grasshoppers’ Rugby Union Club and are offering free taster longbow sessions from 9.30am – 12.30pm. To attend this session you must pre book by emailing alanacowie33@hotmail.co.uk The sessions are for children aged 11 years and above.

Sunday 28 August
Join Broughton Club for free tennis and Petanque taster sessions from 4.00pm – 6.00pm at Broughton Club, Whittingham Lane, Preston. The sessions are for all ages and for more information or to book your session please email broughtontennis@gmail.com

Red Rose Sports Club is hold multi sports taster sessions for children 11 years and above from 10.30am – 1.30pm on Moor Park Tennis Courts. For more information email siraznatha@live.com

Tuesday 30 August
Join Preston Harriers running fitness club on Monday evening from 6.15pm – 7.30pm. These sessions are for adults 18 years and above and the group meet in Moor Park car park. For more information call Sue on 07776445553.

West View Climbing Centre are offering anyone aged 5 years and above free taster sessions from 3.00pm – 4.00pm. To attend you must pre book your session by calling 01772 796788 and quote Preston Sports Fest.

Wednesday 31 August
Join Preston Harriers running club on Tuesday evening from 6.45pm – 8.00pm at UCLAN Sports Arena. These sessions are for adults 18 years and above and for more information or any questions visit Preston Harriers Facebook page.

Ashton Methodist Table Tennis Club are offering taster sessions from 7.00pm – 9.00pm at Ashton Methodist Community Centre. All ages are welcome, if you are under 18 years of age you must be accompanied by an adult. You must pre book this session by emailing info@deliverednw.com or call Mike on 07928199694.

Thursday 1 September
Join Garstang Hockey Club from 6.00pm – 7.00pm at UCLAN Sports Arena for Hockey taster sessions. You must be 7 years and above and for more information email josephinerice@hotmail.com

Tri Preston is a triathlon club and is meeting at Bensons for Beds (Preston Docks) at 6.45pm for a running session. You must 16 years and above and for more information and to register for the session please visit Tri Preston’s website.

Preston Pride Basketball team under 12’s are offering taster sessions at St Augustines New Avenham Centre (SANAC) from 6.00pm – 7.30pm. For more information email sam­fitz@hotmail.co.uk

Join Broughton Club for free Bridge sessions from 9.50am at Broughton Club, Whittingham Lane, Preston. The sessions are for all ages and abilities and you must pre book before attending. To book this session please email cliver.turner@keygroup.co.uk

Friday 2 September
Preston Table Tennis Association are offering free taster sessions for anyone over the age of 7 years old. The sessions take place St Augustines New Avenham Centre (SANAC) from 7.00pm – 9.30pm. You need to pre book this session by emailing riggerz@blueyonder.co.uk and quote Preston Sports Fest.

Preston Pride Basketball team for women and girls are offering come and try it sessions at St Augustines New Avenham Centre. (SANAC) The girls session starts at 6.30pm – 7.30pm and the women’s session is 7.30pm – 9.30pm. For more information email sam­fitz@hotmail.co.uk

Saturday 3 September
Join Preston Panthers Disability Club from 2.00pm – 4.00pm at West View Leisure Centre for a multi sports session for all ages. If you would like to attend the session please email Marilyn_gregson@yahoo.com
Nordic Walking Preston are offering free taster sessions for all ages and abilities, from 10.30am – 11.15am, meeting at Avenham Park. For more information email info@nordicwalkingpreston.co.uk

Sunday 4 September
Preston Tae Kwon Do are offering free taster sessions for all ages from 11.00am – 12.00pm at West View Leisure Centre. For more information email prestontkd@outlook.com

Nordic Walking Preston are offering free taster sessions for all ages and abilities, from 12.30pm – 1.15pm, meeting at Avenham Park. For more information email info@nordicwalkingpreston.co.uk

Monday 5 September
Preston Table Tennis Association are offering free taster sessions for anyone over the age of 7 years old. The sessions take place St Augustines New Avenham Centre (SANAC) from 7.00pm – 9.30pm. You need to pre book this session by emailing riggerz@blueyonder.co.uk and quote Preston Sports Fest.

Wednesday 7 September
Preston Tae Kwon Do are offering free taster sessions for anyone over the age of 11 years old from 8.15pm – 9.30pm at West View Leisure Centre. For more information email prestontkd@outlook.com

Thursday 8 September
Tri Preston is a triathlon club and is meeting at Bensons for Beds (Preston Docks) at 6.45pm for a running session. You must 16 years and above and for more information and to register for the session please visit Tri Preston’s website.

Join Broughton Club for free Bridge sessions from 9.50am at Broughton Club, Whittingham Lane, Preston. The sessions are for all ages and abilities and you must pre book before attending. To book this session please email cliver.turner@keygroup.co.uk

Friday 9 September
Preston Table Tennis Association are offering free taster sessions for anyone over the age of 7 years old. The sessions take place St Augustines New Avenham Centre (SANAC) from 7.00pm – 9.30pm. You need to pre book this session by emailing riggerz@blueyonder.co.uk and quote Preston Sports Fest.

Saturday 10 September
Join Preston Phoenix Roller Sports taster sessions at Preston’s College. You must be 5 years and above and the club offer the following sessions:
Learn to skate – 1.15pm – 2.15pm
Roller Disco – 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Roller Hockey – 3.30pm – 4.30pm
For more information please email kevin.pa.thomas@bt.com

Sunday 11 September
Preston Grasshoppers mini Junior and Colts Rugby are offering taster sessions from 10.00am – 12.30pm. Mini’s are under 7’s to under 12’s and Junior sessions are under 13’s – under 16’s. The sessions take place at Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club off Lightfoot Lane and for more information email communitycoach@pgrfc.co.uk

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