Summer 2011 Sporting Events for Kids!

Image for Judie Hinkson Judie Hinkson
Commercial Director

Every year many of our hotel partners and tourist boards set up some exceptional sports academies' utilising the very best talent and names in their chosen sporting fields. Two of the best examples of this are at Forte Village Resort, Sardinia and on the island of Barbados.

The Sardinia Rugby Academy will run on various dates from May 28 to September 3 2011, operating from Forte Village Resort, Sardinia. The Rugby Academy provides an exclusive opportunity for children aged 5-16 years to receive rugby coaching from some of the world's greatest rugby legends while enjoying an amazing family holiday.

Held every year at Forte Village Resort in partnership with Super Skills Travel, founded by 3 time British and Irish Lions player and pivotal member of England's World Cup victory in 2003 Will Greenwood MBE along with ex Leicester and England player Austin Healey.

This course held over a period of 5 weeks during the summer, will find Will and Austin joined by an experienced coaching team including Jason Leonard OBE, an English rugby union prop forward legend who held the world record for holding the most international caps until 2005 and Jason Robinson OBE, a star of English rugby union and Great Britain rugby league.

The Barbados Tourism Authority is also once again providing young visitors dedicated camps for football, cricket and netball with fantastic coaching advice from sporting legends in each discipline. Running from 2 - 26 August 2011 it will be available for all 9 - 17 year olds, this fantastic summer event is completely free of charge, can accommodate up to 100 children per day and can be booked for 1 to 5 days.

BBC pundit Mark Bright, former England midfielder John Salako (both coaches at the Crystal Palace Academy) and former England striker Luther Blissett make up the football coaching team. Barbados born former England fast bowler Gladstone Small will be joined by another England pace ace Dean Headley and other legends to coach budding Ashes winners. Future netball stars can benefit from coaching by former captains Amanda Newton and Fiona Murtagh MBE who have over 200 caps for England between them, goal shooting tips from former England star Alex Astle and the most capped England player Kendra Slawinski CBE.

For further information speak to one of our Travel Specialists on 01244 355 611.

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