Shire Street Sports heads for lighthouse museum

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Shire Street Sports is coming to Kinnaird Head today, Thursday July 28 giving young people the opportunity to have a go at various sporting activities.

The session which will run from 1.00 pm until 4.00 pm will see a mobile sporting arena set up in the car park of The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses and Fraserburgh Heritage Centre offering local youths the opportunity to try street football, street hockey and street basketball.

Commenting on the forthcoming event, Jan Brown, Community Learning and Development Worker at Broch Community Centre said: “Community Learning and Development are really pleased to be working in partnership with the Lighthouse Museum and Street Sports again this summer.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for us to engage with young people from the area and promote the opportunities we can provide for them throughout the year.”

Shire Street Sports uses mobile football arenas designed to be erected on flat areas wherever the need to provide the activity arises. Each measures 10mx15m and has solid kick board sidings with a high netting surround. Aimed at improving youth participation in sporting activities, Shire Street Sports is run by a partnership between Aberdeenshire Council and Grampian Police, rotating around towns and villages and delivered on the streets where young people meet during evenings, weekends and holiday times; filling a gap and countering claims by young people that there is ‘nothing to do’.

Looking forward to welcoming local youths to the event Museum Director Virginia Mayes-Wright said: “We are delighted to offer a space for the Shire Street Sports project.”