PLANS are taking shape for a major Festival of Youth Sport in Wellington next month.
The main event will see a range of tournaments, taster sessions and demonstrations at the town’s Playing Field on Sunday, August 27, from 12noon to 5pm.
But, in the run-up to the day, there will also be free coaching sessions for local youngsters in a variety of sports.
The festival is being organised by Wellington Federation of Sports Clubs, which held its latest meeting on Monday.
Member clubs heard that competitions already planned for August 27 included kwik cricket for under 11s and 13s, five-a-side football for under 12s and 14s, tag rugby for primary school children and a tennis tournament.
It is also hoped to hold demonstrations in fencing and archery while there will be a range of stalls, stands and other attractions at the free event.
Coaching sessions already planned for the week before include squash, archery and rugby with the timetable being finalised in the next few weeks.
For further information about the festival, contact Mike Sertin on 01823-401010.
Federation members were told that drainage work had been completed on the old Beech Grove school playing field in the town and it was hoped to start using it as a pitch for rugby from September.