16 July 2015
Two NatWest Island Games competitors are joining the 12-strong team of coaches who will be leading sport programmes for children during the summer holidays.
Ross Jeffs, who won silver medal in triple jump and bronze in long jump at Jersey 2015, and gold medal tennis player James Faudemer are hoping to inspire the Island’s young athletes and players.
Ross will be based mainly at the Springfield Super Sports camp, where the focus is on a range of sport-specific coaching sessions each day from 8.30am to 4pm. This includes Jersey 2015 sports such as tennis, badminton, table tennis, football and athletics as well as softball, rounders, cricket and swimming. The programme is based on the Springfield 3G but will also use other Games venues and facilities.
James is based at Langford and the Les Quennevais Adventure Sport camp. At Langford, children take part in fun activity mornings between 9am and 1pm and take part in a range of sports each day as well as taking part in daily fun swimming, trampolining and climbing.
Les Quennevais is a day-long programme where the focus is on water-based sports such as surfing and paddle boarding as well as a range of sports at the sports centre.
- Springfield Super Sports Camp runs from 3 to 14 August and 24 to 28 August
- Les Quennevais Sports Camp runs from 27 July to 21 August
- Langford Fun activity mornings run every day throughout the summer holiday
Sport Development Officer Peter Gough said “We have a first-class coaching team with a wide range of skill sets allowing us to deliver a diverse range of sports programmes during our holiday and after-school programmes.
“Having coaches who have performed on the NatWest Island Games stage is fantastic as it will inspire the young people we work with to strive towards remaining fit and healthy, being part of a team and enjoying their sport. It is also good for the coaches to be able to talk to the children about their experience and help them find out how they can become involved in their sports at any level.
“Our programmes aim to give children a fun experience in a range of sports and adventurous activities, and create an environment where they can work together and make friends. We also support children to learn new skills and tactics and progress in to clubs and associations if they wish to become regular participants.”
Assistant Minister with responsibility for sport, Connétable Steve Pallett, said “It’s excellent to have sporting role models teaching our youngsters over the summer so soon after the NatWest Island Games. This is another benefit of having held the competition here. It also supports the aim of the Fit For The Future sport strategy to encourage children and young people to take up sport as early as possible.”
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