Dried fruit and nut experts Forest Feast and Athletics Ireland have officially launched the Forest Feast Athletics Summer Camps at a special event in Morton Stadium, Santry.
The Forest Feast Athletics Summer Camps will be running at several athletics clubs nationwide throughout June and July giving participating young people the chance to try a whole range of athletics activities such as sprinting, javelin, hurdles, shot putt, long jump, walks and relays during the summer holidays.
The camps, which are focused on fun and fitness, are open to boys and girls aged six years and above, and are run by fully accredited Athletics Ireland Leaders. On the final day of each camp, every child will be presented with a medal and a certificate in recognition of their efforts. As well as learning new skills and making new friends in a fun environment, each child will go home with a New Balance T-Shirt, Spike Bag and Water Bottle. Full details are available on www.athleticsireland.ie/summercamps
Irish Long Jump Record Holder Kelly Proper, ambassador for the Forest Feast Athletics Summer Camps, was on hand at today’s launch event, alongside a group of budding young athletes from north Dublin club Fingallians AC.
Proper said: “The Forest Feast Athletics Summer Camps are a fantastic opportunity for young children to have fun and try athletics during the summer holiday period. These camps will give these kids a chance to develop many aspects of their physical abilities, such as speed, agility and balance in a fun environment.”
Forest Feast Field Sales Manager Christine Whelan said: “Forest Feast is proud to be kicking off a summer of athletics and fun through the Forest Feast Athletics Summer Camps. The warmer months represent an ideal time for young people to get into the fresh air and get active, instilling a fun and healthy relationship to fitness. Being part of these camps will give young people an opportunity to develop skills and make friendships that will last far beyond the summer.”