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Thursday 23rd October 2014
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Sport In The City Kicks Off

Help a Capital Child's new Sport in the City programme, supported by Chelsea FC, has just kicked off.

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Sport in the City is giving over 4,000 young Londoners, primarily from less advantaged backgrounds, the chance to take part in free sports taster sessions throughout the summer holidays.

Sessions are taking place in Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Wandsworth, Southwark and Islington and will be delivered by the London Coaching Foundation and members of UK Fitness Network - London Region.

Sports range from swimming to street dance and climbing to capoeira with so many sports involved that there will be something for everyone.

Not only has Chelsea secured funding for Sport in the City from the Premier League's Creating Chances programme and The FA,  Chelsea Foundation coaches will also be helping to deliver many of the football sessions on Adidas Blue Pitches throughout south west London.

Speaking at the launch of Sport in the City, Chelsea star Didier Drogba said: "It is really important that kids enjoy sport from an early age and I hope this campaign will see thousands of young people continue with sport throughout their lives.

"Obviously sport can promote health but it also helps bring people together and can help tackle many of the problems that young people face by giving them positive distractions. I hope the scheme goes from strength to strength and more and more people get involved."

Sport in the City information

Football Sessions

Locations: Battersea Park School, Henry Prince Estate, Wandsworth, Worlds End Estate, Fulham, Eel Brook Common, Fulham
Get more information and register today

Other Sports

Hammersmith and Fulham
Swimming and sessions for Aqua Tots 2; Stage 1; Stage 2; and Stage 3 at Phoenix Fitness Centre and Janet Adegoke Swimming Pool.
Free active fitness and street dance for 11-15 year olds at Lillie Road Fitness Centre, Lillie Road, Fulham
Get more information or call 020 7381 2183

Islington
Netball, basketball, volleyball and tennis at Finsbury Park
For more information, drop us an email or call 020 7686 8812

Kensington & Chelsea
Tennis, climbing, football, basketball, mini cricket, multi sports and gym sessions at Portobello Green Fitness Club, 3 - 5 Thorpe Close, London W10 5XL.
For more information call 020 8960 2221

Southwark
Basketball, street dance, tag rugby and multi-sport sessions at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Sports Facility
For more information call 020 7735 3294

Climbing, gymnastics, cheerleading, rowing, karate or breakdancing  Colombo Sports and Community Centre, 34-68 Colombo Street, Southwark, SE1 8DP.
For more information call 020 7261 1658