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Festival to boost women's sport

PUBLISHED: 17:02 27 January 2010 | UPDATED: 10:22 12 August 2010

FREE golf, cricket and All- American Sports lessons are being offered to women and girls in the borough in a bid to attract more females to sport. Events are taking place throughout the borough as part of a festival of sport across south London in early

FREE golf, cricket and All- American Sports lessons are being offered to women and girls in the borough in a bid to attract more females to sport.

Events are taking place throughout the borough as part of a festival of sport across south London in early February designed specifically for women and girls.

Chelsfield Lakes Golf Club in Court Road, Orpington, is offering taster golf sessions to women of all ages on February 10 and February 12 to 14.

An All-American Sports programme at Hayes School in West Common Road is taking place from February 8 to 14 for girls aged 11 to 15.

The sessions, from 3.30 to 6pm, will include ultimate frisbee, softball and touch American football.

A Big Foot Go Ride bike club is taking place from February 8 to 14 from Pickhurst School in Bromley for 11 to 15-year-olds.

A two-day cricket event is being organised on February 12 and 13 for 11 to 15-year-old girls at Billers Wood School in Logs Hill, Bromley, and Ravensbourne School in Hayes Lane.

The Hurricanes and Hayes Cricket Club will hold sessions at both venues for semi-sporty youngsters who like rounders and are new to cricket, focusing on throwing and catching, batting, taught by qualified coaches.

Those aged 11 and above can try yoga at the Kent Iyenar Yoga Institute or Breeze in Albermarle Road, Beckenham, from February 9 to 13.

The 90-minute sessions will teach stretching and how to control the body and calm the mind using yoga.

Girls aged 11 to 14 can try football at sessions hosted by Orpington FC at Darrick Wood Sports Centre in Lovibonds Avenue.

The sessions, from 6 to 9pm on February 9 and 12 will give girls free football coaching for all abilities.

The Tsukuru Judo Academy is offering an introduction to the sport on February 8, 10 and 12 from 6.30 to 8.30pm.

Sessions are open to those aged 16 and over of all abilities and take place at The Dojo, Walnuts Leisure Centre, Orpington.

For golf, contact Nigel Lee on 01689 896266, e-mail nlee.golf

@btinternet.com or go to www.chelsfieldlakesgolf.co.uk for more information.

For All-American sports contact Sinéad McSharry on 07872 347084, e-mail sinead.mcsharry@google mail.com or go to www.hayes.

bromley.sch.uk.

For the bike club, contact Saif Hak on 020 8698 8267 or 0780 149214,

e-mail saif.hak@gmail.com or go to www.bigfootbikeclub.org.

For cricket, call Susan Duke on 07858 899840 or e-mail susan.duke@btinternet.com.

For yoga, call Angela Hulm on 020 8462 5868 or 07771 565046 or the Breeze reception on 020 8658 1990, e-mail angelahulme@hotmail.com or rob@breezeyoga.co.uk.

For more information, go to www.kentyoga.org.uk or www.breezeyoga.co.uk.

For football, call Chris Harper on 07813 385182, e-mail c.j.harper@

gre.ac.uk or go to www.orpington

fc.com.

For judo, call Robert New on 07773 871974, e-mail rob@tsukurujudo

academy.com or go to www.tsukuru

judoacademy.com.

For more information on the festival go to www.love2takepart.com.

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