Learn about our holiday sport programme, register your interest for Summer 2018 & Link with Knots Arts for additional events
'I thought it was just perfect'
'Great to meet up for sports groups in the holidays'
'Do more paddleboarding (a lot)'
'Thank you so much for letting my daughter participate over the last couple of days – she seems to be standing at least 2 inches taller!!'
Participant and parent feedback
PROVISIONAL DATES 2018 - AWAITING CONFIRMATION OF FUNDING
Family Programme: July 22nd adults with children aged 8+ try out paddleboards, kayaks and katakanus, Brentford Lock
Teenage Programme: July 23rd & 27th Paddleboards, July 25th Kayaking, July 24th and 27th Ball Sports/Cycling Proficiency
26th & 31st July Introduction to Golf
5-11s Programme: July 24th and 27th Ball Skills
For information Fun in the Sun 2016 fliers are below
'Fun in the Sun' Summer Sport from Action-attainment & Brentford FC CST
Kayaking, Paddleboards and Ball Sports - during the last four summers we have arranged sessions for young people and their families in July and August. Successful fundraising in 2017 meant we could repeat this popular programme. For the first time 2017's programme added cycling proficiency to the activities. The popularity of introduction to golf for young adults in 2016 meant we repeated this again in 2017. We also offered ball skills activities to children aged 5-11 with their siblings and parents at Rocks Lane, Tennis Football Centre in Barnes as well as inviting families with children aged 8+ to try out Paddleboards and Kayaks at Brentford Canal.
Fun in the Sun enables small groups of between four to eight young people to work with supportive coaches and enjoy positive sporting experiences. The teaching is adapted to help the participants' communication needs.
Our water based run at Brentford Lock in the afternoons between 2-4pm. Families with children aged 8+ can sign up to try out paddleboards and kayaks on Brentford Canal with instruction from four experienced watersports coaches from BFCCST.
Ball sports are held at Rocks Lane Tennis Football centre in Barnes. Activities for young adults run between 10am and 3pm including skills development for football, tennis, rounders and cricket.
Ball Skills sessions are also open to children aged 5-11. Most of the children joining Fun in the Sun have participated in our On the Ball sessions, run with BFCCST. Knowing the coaching staff who run both events, and can provide a clear routine, builds the children's confidence about coming along to a Summer Camp.
We aim to build groups that have similar levels of ability and age aiming for positive experiences of Spot. Links between Action-attainment and specialists arts providers such as Knots Arts has enabled some families to follow up on a morning of exercise with an afternoon of creative activities for the 5-11 age group. In 2016, Knots Arts were based at the Old Sorting Office, Barnes Green, a short walking distance from our base, Rocks Lane Tennis Football centre. This provided a full day of family fun. Check the Knots Arts website for details: http://knotsarts.com/index.html
Fun in the Sun has been sponsored by Three Guineas Trust, since 2014, Families support the activities with payments to Brentford FCCST which may come from Disability Living Allowances or Direct Payments.
“Building physical strength and confidence, an opportunity for social interaction and friendships in a structured activity. This benefits the whole family over a long Summer holiday."
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