Sport England scheme launched in Sheffield

17th May 2013

A London 2012 legacy project aimed at getting more than 400 Sheffield people participating and retained in sport has launched in the city.

Get Sheffield Fit, part of the £32 million National Lottery Sportivate programme, is being run by Sheffield International Venues (SIV). Designed to capture the excitement generated following the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, the new multi-sport programme offers discounted sports coaching and fitness memberships for teenagers and young adults. People aged between 14 and 25 years old can sign up for eight weeks of one-to-one coaching in a range of sporting activities including golf, ice skating, park running, athletics, judo and self defence, boxing, table tennis, trampolining, dance, cycling, mixed martial arts and the gym. The sessions will take place at the SIV-operated English Institute of Sport Sheffield, Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre, iceSheffield, Springs Leisure Centre, Concord Sports Centre and Hillsborough Leisure Centre. Get Sheffield Fit has been launched following a successful pilot and is supported by Sheffield City Council and South Yorkshire Sport. Lorenzo Clark, operations director at SIV, said: -Get Sheffield Fit is a fantastic new scheme targeting those who are not currently choosing to take part in sport, or are doing so for a very limited amount of time. -We're aiming to get more than 400 people involved in sport and, importantly, give them the support to continue with regular physical activity within their community. -It's fully inclusive, in line with our existing participation strategies and a great opportunity to be part of the legacy of the London 2012 Games with one-to-one sessions. Sports membership is £10 for eight weeks of coaching and the gym is £28 for three months membership and eight one-to-one sessions. Those who sign up will get free tickets for concerts. For more information about getting involved visit http://getsheffieldfit.co.uk/

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