Helping children to have fun and stay healthy over the holidays

: Helping children to have fun and stay healthy over the holidays

Kirklees children have enjoyed a boost over the festive period thanks to a great partnership between the council and the Huddersfield Town Foundation.

We funded a number of places at the Foundation’s latest multi-sports camp, helping children to have fun and stay healthy over the school holidays.

The camp was for 5 to 12-year-olds and supported those who wouldn’t normally be able to access such opportunities, as well as their families. Activities included dodgeball, football and a range of other games and challenges,

The children had the chance to speak with Huddersfield Town Head Coach Carlos Corberan, who joined them virtually to talk about his life in football, and they also received Christmas presents.

Cllr Viv Kendrick, our Cabinet member for Children, said:

“We are proud of our partnership with the Huddersfield Town Foundation and the difference we make together in supporting Kirklees families. The council’s funding for this latest sports camp has helped even more children to stay active.

“We are always keen for children and young people to have access to healthy activities which help them to have fun and enjoy the best start in life.”

Katie Suttron, Head of Education and Community Activity at the Town Foundation, said:

“We’ve really enjoyed delivering to the children ahead of Christmas. There have been a lot of smiley, happy faces which is always a positive!

“Our thanks must go to the DRAM centre for allowing us to use their facility, to Kirklees Council for funding extra places and to every parent who booked their child’s place.”