ASDA Provides Free Sports and Activities for Kids
With a recent report finding that three quarters of children are not getting their 60 minutes of daily physical activity (outside of school), often because parents are restricted financially, an Asda initiative is offering the perfect solution. Children across the UK will have the chance to take part in one of over 1,300,000 sports and activity sessions throughout the summer holidays, as part of its ongoing commitment to keep kids active and healthy – as well as providing mums with a great way of keeping their youngsters occupied over the summer – for free.
Launched in 2008, Asda Sporting Chance makes over 50 different types of sport & activities accessible and affordable for families on a tight budget and last summer alone over 140,000 kids took part! During every school holiday, Asda provides children with a broad range of sports and activities, with at least five different free sessions available within 10miles of every Asda store.
The free sessions are available during the summer school holidays from 22nd July to 30th August across England and Wales and the 6th July til 17th August in Scotland.
Getting your kids active this summer couldn’t be simpler, all you need to do is:
Pop into your local ASDA store and ask for a Sporting Chance voucher from the checkouts.
Visit the website or call 0113 237 6555 to search for sessions near you.
Call the session provider direct to book a place.
Enjoy the session – don’t forgot to take along your voucher!
Full details of the free holiday sports sessions on offer can be found at www.asda-sportingchance.co.uk
Deborah Grass, Head of ASDA in the Community, comments: “Parents are having to cut back on the amount they spend on keeping their kids entertained during the school holidays – and ASDA’s free activities are the perfect solution. We already have over 4,000 sports providers signed up to the scheme and more are being added every day, from traditional sports like football and tennis to cheerleading and circus skills, so parents can be sure of finding something to keep the kids busy this summer!”
Alongside these free sessions Asda’s Sporting Chance programme, in partnership with the charity SportsAid, identifies and provides financial support for the best emerging young talent the UK has to offer, with more than 700 potential Olympic medallists supported by Asda SportsAid grants over the next 5 years.