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Sports Stars Coach Kids on Barbados Holidays

  • 19-Aug-09 00:00
  • Barbados
  • Holiday Industry

Barbados holidays are about to turn into every child's dream holiday paradise this month as travellers with young children or teenagers will find additional summer activities run by the Barbados Sports Camp.

Sports Stars Coach Kids on Barbados Holidays

Travellers with young children or teenagers taking Barbados holidays this month will find an additional activity to add to their holiday ‘To Do' list. The Barbados Sports Camp is a scheme led by the tourist board in an attempt to attract more tourists to the island once the summer Crop over Festival has finished. The scheme is in its third year and is proving to be a success with both locals and tourists.

The Barbados sports camp is great for kids and teenagers who are taking holidays in Barbados with their parents and they will also get the chance to meet some of Britain's and the Caribbean's popular sporting icons. Former Liverpool keeper Ray Clemence, England and Worcestershire batsman, Graham Hick, and England netball star, Olivia Murphy are amongst some of the sporting favorites to take part in the coaching sessions this year.

The Barbados Sports Camp is held at the Cave Hill campus of the University of Barbados near Bridgetown and takes place from now until 28 August. The camp is aimed at 9 – 17 year olds and activities are the free of charge.

There are range of football, netball, and cricket coaching sessions taking place from Monday to Friday. Visiting children on Caribbean holidays will have the opportunity to make new friends and spend time with local children as well as visitors. The sporting activities begin at 10am and finish at 2pm enabling parents to enjoy some quality time on their own and then carry on their family activities for the duration of their Barbados holidays.

Former Crystal Palace striker Mark Bright is also taking part in the sessions this year for the third year running. He said: "The kids learn some new skills and have fun too, which is the most important thing."

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