Fylde Council is kicking off a five-week ‘Let’s Feel Good Fylde’ awareness campaign to encourage residents to get out and be active, culminating in the Fylde Sports Festival at the end of October.
With summer turning to autumn and the festive season on the horizon, the council’s sports development and parks and coastal teams are urging people to take advantage of everything the borough has to offer.
Starting on September 20th, each week there will be a different theme and first up is ‘Doing It For The Kids’ which is highlighting all the opportunities available for young people to make new friends and improve their health.
Weight loss, wellbeing, enjoying the outdoors and promoting facilities for people of all ages are among the key themes across the campaign.
Ian Brookes, Sports Development Officer at Fylde Council, is also working with organisations and youth groups to pull together a programme of activities.
He said: “We’re very lucky to have so many wonderful facilities for young people to enjoy here in Fylde and we want to help raise awareness of what is on offer to everyone in the coming weeks.
“More than 18 months of lockdowns and closures has affected both the providers of activities as well as the physical and mental wellbeing of our children and as we step ever closer to normality we want to get everyone out and about and enjoy themselves again.
“With so much on offer for young people in Fylde there really is something for everyone to get involved in. From athletics to boxing and cricket to football, you don’t need to go far to get fit in Fylde.
“In addition, we are blessed with a huge amount of beautiful outdoor spaces including our award-winning beaches, stunning parks and open green spaces
“We have produced a directory of clubs and organisations, a weekly timetable of activities and information about our outdoors spaces on our Let’s Feel Good Fylde pages on our website at xxxx.
This campaign follows the launch of a new grant scheme aimed at encouraging new and exciting activities for young people in the borough.
The ARG Youth Activity Scheme will contribute up to £10,000 to not-for-profit organisations to set up youth clubs, health and mental wellbeing activities, sports and recreational groups, volunteering in the community and youth and family interventions.
Cllr Karen Buckley, Leader of Fylde Council, is backing the initiative. She said: “Let’s Feel Good Fylde is a great way to raise awareness of everything we have to offer in the borough and I look forward to seeing our wonderful groups in the spotlight in the coming weeks.
“The pandemic hit the sports industry very hard and young people in particular suffered by not being able to take part in their favourite sports or spend time with their teammates, so now is the time to get back out there.
“While we do have a huge amount to offer in Fylde there is always room for more, especially when it comes to getting children involved in activities, and that is why we have launched the youth activity funding.
“The Sports Development team here at Fylde are all dedicated to helping people across the borough and Let’s Feel Good Fylde, along with the Fylde Sports Festival will go a long way to providing a much needed boost to this sector in Fylde.”
Let’s Feel Good Fylde schedule
20th September – Doing it for the kids
27th September – CHANGE weight loss programme
4th October – Age is just a number
11th October – Welcome to wellbeing
18th October – Getting out and active in Fylde – parks, beaches, open spaces, activities and Fylde Sports Festival
For more information please visit: http://www.fylde.gov.uk/feelgoodfylde
To add your organisation or activity to the online directory or timetable of activity please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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