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Tchoukball UK Supports Children’s Day at Yorkshire Cricket Ground

Players and committee members of Leeds Tchoukball Club were recently invited to Headingley Stadium, home of Yorkshire Cricket Club and Leeds Rugby Clubs (Rhinos and Carnegie), as they held their annual community support event called Children’s Day 2013 on Sunday 9th June.

The event is designed to bring families in the community together by helping to encourage children into sport in order to lead an active lifestyle. Families were able to also rub shoulders with their idols such as England cricketers Ryan Sidebottom and Leeds Rhinos Rugby player Ben Jones-Bishop as organisers for the event provided children with different activates in order for them to try and get involved.

Members of Leeds Tchoukball Club provided both a stall and demonstrated coaching sessions to children in order to gain interest and highlight the sport to children. During the day, it was also great to speak to parents and teachers as they also got involved in trying out throwing tchoukballs at the frame.

... parents felt that Tchoukball could be used in schools to develop all round sportsmanship as well as essential motor skill development.

Lisa McCormick, Regional Development Manager for Yorkshire & Humber commented:

"It was great to see so many families come over and talk to us about tchoukball. The interest was amazing - in particular how parents felt that Tchoukball could be used in schools to develop all round sportsmanship as well as essential motor skill development".

Janine Lesiak, Performance Director said:

"It's great that local Tchoukball clubs are able to support these big regional events.  The fact we're on the invite list shows tchoukball is generating interest, especially in primary schools.  Steps like this will take Tchoukball in the UK to the next level".

For more information about the event, join the Children’s Day 2013 Facebook page.

 

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