The New Saints FC Foundation will be providing regular weekly holiday activities for 4 to 16 year olds in Oswestry throughout the summer holidays thanks to support from Oswestry Town Council and the Mary Hignett Bequest Fund. Sessions will be split in to fun multi-sports activities for 4- 10 year olds, and summer game zones for older young people.
Foundation Manager Gill Jones said “We have a great selection of activities to challenge and occupy young people of all ages – from archery to space hopper racing – delivered by our team of fully qualified staff. We will be at Gatacre Playing Fields every Tuesday of the holidays between 10am and 1pm, and in Cae Glas Park every Wednesday afternoon between 2pm and 5pm. Free healthy food will be available for all participants at the sessions, and our sessions are a great way to relieve the boredom of the summer holidays!
“We are extremely grateful to Oswestry Town Council for their continuing support in enabling us to provide the sessions, and this year we are very excited to be supported also by the Mary Hignett Bequest Fund. This has enabled us to extend the activity sessions to three hours and to include food for all participants”.
A plaque from Oswestry Rotary Club was presented to the Foundation at their first activity session in Cae Glas Park on Wednesday, in recognition of the support from the Mary Hignett Fund. Mary, a much-loved local writer, teacher and naturalist left half of her estate to the Rotary Club of Oswestry. Her Will gave the Club wide discretion regarding how the money was to be used, with the only guidance being that it should mainly go to local small projects in the fields of Sport and the Arts. The Club manages this activity via the Rotary Club of OswestryTrust, a Registered Charity. Graham Moss, Secretary of the Club’s Mary Hignett Bequest Fund Committee said, “The application from New Saints FC Foundation ticked all our boxes: not only was it clearly a local sports project, but it will greatly benefit young people in the area – another main focus of our Club’s work. We were delighted to be able to make a substantial grant towards this project.”
Young people can either pre-register for the session by contacting the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phoning 01691 889791, or are welcome to turn up and register on the day – under 13s need to be accompanied by an adult in order to register.
Check out the flyer below to see the full compliment of TNS FC Foundation activities running throughout the summer.