Alderney kids stay active

October 30, 2020

Children in Alderney have been keeping active over half term thanks to the first ever Guernsey Sports Commission holiday club held in the island.

Sponsored by the Alderney Sports Foundation (ASF), the activity club based at St Anne’s School saw more than 30 primary age children having fun and playing sport over three days.

Guernsey-based PE and Sport Development Office Dave Harfield joined his Alderney counterpart Tom Veillard in organising the club, which saw the children playing indoor golf, tag rugby, the parachute game and much more.

The Commission has been running activity clubs during the school holidays in Guernsey for many years and was delighted to be able to offer something similar to families in Alderney.

‘Our On Your Marks holiday club in Guernsey is always popular and once again most of our sessions were running at capacity this week,’ said Jeremy Frith, Performance Director for the Commission.

‘Keeping fit and active over the holidays is great for the mental health and wellbeing of our children and young people and we were delighted to be working in partnership with St Anne’s School and the Foundation to ensure children in Alderney also had this opportunity.’

Simon Brazier, Chairman of Trustees for the ASF agreed.

’The Alderney Sports Foundation is delighted to be supporting the half term activity club at St Anne’s. The opportunity for children to be active and engaged in sport is great to see,’ said Simon.

The Commission is now looking at running similar clubs during February half term and the other school holidays (apart from Christmas). Further details will be published when confirmed.