SHELL UK has committed funding to support the Ellesmere Port & Neston team in this year’s Cheshire Youth Games.
The taster sessions for the games begin during the summer holidays, with 56 sessions already planned for August.
Full details of all the activities will be published soon.
Shell’s funding will allow Ellesmere Port & Neston to field a team at the games to be staged on October 11.
The games will take place in Macclesfield with young people from across the borough coming together to try new activities.
Aimed at young people aged 13-16 who are not yet members of club or school teams, the games promote sport for all by providing quality training and competition.
This year, the format has changed, allowing more opportunity for young people to try alternative sports such as boxing, skateboarding, futsal, handball, wheelchair basketball and archery, as well as main sports such as badminton, basketball, girls tag rugby and cheerleading.
Shell’s support will pay for qualified, experienced coaches, the use of facilities and equipment, the training of coaches and volunteers and provision of a striking kit for the young people, coaches, team managers and volunteers.
Shell’s regional external affairs manager Ed Brady said: “The Cheshire and Warrington Partnership Youth Games are one of the most productive schemes the company has sponsored in Ellesmere Port and Neston.”
The borough’s youth sport development officer Michelle Aspden said: “The borough council will be linking into existing activities in September to ensure that as many young people as possible get involved.
“Without Shell’s funding we wouldn’t be able to provide such an excellent opportunity for young people aged 13-16 years to be healthy and active.”
Young people who want to take part should ask at their schools or can contact Michelle on 0151 356 6456, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org