Super Saturday Sparks Local Surge For Sport

Sports day success has led to extra free coaching sessions


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Last month's Chiswick's Super Saturday of Sport is already having a real impact in sports participation for young people in the area, according to the organiser Kirsten Lonsdale.  

A brand new mini basketball programme will be launched at Brentford Leisure Centre on October the 5th, as a direct result of the interest generated at the free sports day on August 17. 

Westside Basketball's head coach, Frank Lamptey, says 30 local children are ready to start training after trying the sport for free on Turnham Green.

"We will launch our mini-basketball programme on the 5th of October, with the Westside Fox coming as a special guest. It will start at 10am and we'll have training sessions for four age groups, spanning from 5 years to 16 years old," Frank said.

"Super Saturday proved Chiswick children are interested in playing Basketball and I believe its important for us to continue delivering a legacy after London 2012. The reality since the Games is more young people want to play Basketball but there are less opportunities. For example, in Kensington the courts we were using closed down immediately after the Olympics, leaving hundreds of children with nowhere to play Basketball," Frank continued.

Frank Lamptey is taking pre-registrations for his mini-Basketball programme at

The football provider at Super Saturday, Sport Linx Academy, reported 20 new signings in the week immediately after the event and the Chiswick Rugby Club engaged with 35 new children on the day.

The martial arts music based company, Animal Fu Kung Fu is also launching new and regular classes in Chiswick in the coming weeks. 

September 14, 2013

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