Twenty-five football teams from under 11’s to under 16’s will take part in the 2018 StreetGames Festival at Riseholme College Campus, near Lincoln.
Joining teams from throughout the county, seven dance teams will also be competing against each other as children and young people come together to celebrate positive, healthy activities. Conservative County Councillor for Woodhall Spa & Wargby, Cllr. Patricia Bradwell, Executive Councillor for Children’s Services, said:
“Now in its eighth year, the StreetGames Festival is organised by our Positive Futures team who provide young people with access to quality sports, physical activity, volunteering and social action across communities in Lincolnshire.
“The games represent the huge success in transforming the lives of many young people through the power of sport and physical activity. Positive leisure time activities are having a major influence on their health and wellbeing, providing opportunities for personal development and protecting against negative influences and risky behaviours.”
As well as the football tournament and dance show, children and young people will be able to enjoy a climbing wall and bubble football.
West Lindsey District Councillor for the Nettleham ward, Cllr. Giles McNeill, commented:
“I am thrilled that this festival is taking place in Riseholme. It is great that Lincolnshire County Council is supporting participation of young people in competitive sport. We know getting people involved in just an extra thirty minitues a day of physical activity can have lasting, measurable benefits throughout their lives and on our national health service.”
The festival will take place on Wednesday 25 July.
For more details visit Positive Futures.