Fully-funded sports camp places available over the Easter holidays

Fully-funded sports camp places available over the Easter holidays
Fully-funded sports camp places available over the Easter holidays

A range of sports are on offer, as well as arts and crafts, and party games (Image: Multiflex Sports)

A SPORTS coaching company is offering fully-funded childcare options over the Easter holidays, with a packed lunch included.

Multiflex Sports has been running school holidays camps in and around Northwich for six years, but this year they still have places available at Rudheath Primary School, Victoria Road Primary School, and Middlewich Town Football Club.

The scheme is free for four to 11-year-olds who receive free school meals and whose families are in receipt of low-income benefits, but there are also special offers and discounts available to everyone who needs them.

Activities include football, basketball, dance, gymnastics, archery, and dodgeball. For children who don’t want to spend all their time on sports, there will be arts and crafts, drawing and colouring, and party games.

Northwich Guardian: Subsidised places are available to families who don't qualify for the scheme

Northwich Guardian: Subsidised places are available to families who don’t qualify for the scheme

Subsidised places are available to families who don’t qualify for the scheme (Image: Multiflex Sports)

Multiflex Sports managing director, Ross Speight, said: “It is massively rewarding, being able to offer a scheme like this.

“It’s about making sure families who are feeling the pinch and need support over the Easter period get some help. We’re definitely seeing a bigger need for it at the moment.

“For me and my staff, we get really good feedback from parents, especially if they are struggling for childcare because they have to work over Easter. It’s a massive help.

“Or if the budget gets stretched when the children aren’t in school, and they’ve got to fork out for lunches to feed them during the day.

“This just brings an extra bit of respite, financially, and in terms of childcare. It works on so many different levels, and it’s a brilliant programme to be part of.

“It can be difficult, because the criteria is quite strict with the free school meals, but if people do need that additional support, if they drop me an email, there are ways we can work around.”

Northwich Guardian: The sessions are available at sites in Northwich and Middlewich

Northwich Guardian: The sessions are available at sites in Northwich and Middlewich

The sessions are available at sites in Northwich and Middlewich (Image: Multiflex Sports)

Last year Multiflex Sports delivered sport to more than 4,000 children through the Holiday Activity Fund in the area.

The camps are funded by The Department of Education and are delivered in partnership with Edsential, Cheshire East, Northwich Town Council, and Rudheath and Witton Together.

Ross added: “Coming out of lockdowns, you really could see the mental and social impact that sport has on young children, and what an amazing tool it can be to help them. It boosts confidence, and improves wellbeing, physical and mental.

If you think you qualify for this scheme and would like to take part, or you are interested in a self-funded place, please email [email protected].