Learn about our holiday sport programme, register your interest for Summer 2019 & 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
Family Programme: July 21st adults with children aged 8+ try out paddleboards, kayaks and katakanus, venue is Brentford Lock
Teenage & Young Adults Programme: July 22rd & 26th Paddleboards, July 24th Kayaking at Brentford Lock; July 23rd and 25th Ball Sports/Cycling Proficiency at venues in Barnes and Richmond Park
29th & 30th July Introduction to Golf; venues at Strawberry Hill, Chiswick and Richmond
8-11s Programme: July 24th and 26th Kayaking and Paddle Skills in Brentford
5-11s Programme: July 25th and 29th Ball Skills in Barnes
For outline information Fun in the Sun 2018 fliers are below, 2019 fliers will be published in June. Dates and details may change.
'Fun in the Sun' Summer Sport from Action-attainment & Brentford FC CST
Kayaking, Paddleboards and Ball Sports - in the summer holidays we arrange sessions for young people and their families to expand their involvement in community sport. We will be fundraising in 2019 to repeat this popular programme. We now include cycling proficiency and golf to our activities. We also offer 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 activities for teenagers and young adults run at Brentford Lock in the afternoons between 2-4pm. Families with children aged 8+ can sign up for a family event held on a Sunday to try out paddleboards and kayaks on Brentford Canal with instruction from calm and experienced watersports coaches who work with BFCCST. In 2018 we introduced morning water-sports activities for children aged 8+ and hope to repeat this in 2019.
Ball sports are held at Rocks Lane Tennis Football centre in Barnes in the mornings between 10am until 12noon for young people and their siblings. On those afternoons, between 2pm and 4pm we move to Richmond Park Academy to work on cycling proficiency with the older participants using the quiet roads between the school and Richmond Park to build skills. In 2018 this included using mini-roundabouts and understanding priorities at T junctions, and when moving from major to minor roads.
Ball Skills sessions are 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 Sport. Links between Action-attainment and specialists activity 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. 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, and in 2018 year we received additional funding from Richmond Parish Lands. Families support the activities with payments to Action-attainment which may come from Disability Living Allowances or Direct Payments and support our work within the community.
“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."
To be on our mailing list for information on the 2019 activities email us using this link: contact form