PRENTON RUGBY CLUB TO HOST FREE SUMMER CLUBS FOR KIDS!

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Prenton Rugby Club is hosting free summer clubs for children in order to help combat the cost of living crisis, child obesity and child mental health issues. The 5-day clubs are taking place on 31st July and 21st August respectively and will provide children with a wide range of sport and fun activities from an experienced team.

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Akin to the old ‘play scheme’ clubs from yesteryear, the summer holiday clubs will encourage children to be active during the holidays through a variety of activities. From 10am until 2pm during each week, children will engage in sports, team building activities, nature walks, history walks, cookery, gardening, a visit from Reptile World, a visit to Nanny Sharon’s Alpaca Farm and more — with food and drink provided.

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The fun clubs are suitable for children between the ages of 6 and 11 years old and are free to children who are eligible for free school meals. The project is being led by Craig Elkerton, a member of Prenton Rugby Club, and his team from First Steps Sports Coaching that he runs — in conjunction with the Department Of Education, Wirral Council and ED Central.

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The summer clubs will not only provide the children with fun, exercise and education during the summer holidays — they will provide parents with a much needed respite during the holidays and help combat the cost of living crisis. The project is one of many community initiatives that have been happening at Prenton Rugby Club — who have become a charity and are revolutionising the role of a rugby club in society.

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Craig Elkerton explained: “It’s tough out there for families and for some, the summer holidays can be very daunting. Days out can be so expensive. The idea of this project is to bridge that gap and offer something that’s not only free but at the same time gets children off their phones and computers and active outside. We’ll be offering a great mix of sports and activities to encourage socialising and a healthier lifestyle.”

He continued: “This project is one of the many things that have been happening at Prenton Rugby Club. There’s been a mini-revolution going on here as we’ve become a charity and a community hub — with lots of community initiatives in response to many of the community centres, playing fields, libraries and pubs closing in the area. We want to revolutionise the role of the rugby club in today’s society.”

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Prenton Rugby Club has recently been re-branded as Prenton RUFC Community Hub and recent initiatives have included an Easter sports camp and a Eurovision World Peace gardening project. The hub has a community garden and facilitates space to other charities and organisations such as The Paul Lavelle Foundation.

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Craig said: “Rugby clubs have always been institutions that bring people together but in today’s changing world it is important for places such as rugby clubs to open up to the wider community. Rugby union participation in England is down around 50%, meanwhile mental health issues, suicides and obesity are all on the rise. We’re looking to use the role of a rugby club to address those problems we face.”

To register a child for free email prentonhaf23@gmail.com

Prenton RUFC Community Hub is hosting 5-day summer clubs for children on 31st July and 21st August respectively — suitable for children between the ages of 6 and 11 years old and free for children in receipt of free school meals. Activities will include sports, team building activities, nature walks, history walks, cookery, gardening, a visit from Reptile World, a visit to Nanny Sharon’s Alpaca Farm and more.

Prenton RUFC Community Hub Summer Clubs / 31st July — 4th Aug, 10am — 2pm / 21st Aug — 25th Aug, 10am — 2pm / Prenton Rugby Club, Prenton Dell Road, Prenton, CH43 3BS

To register a child for free email prentonhaf23@gmail.com

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