Youngsters enjoyed football coaching, skateboarding and sports activities organised near our growing development of Graylingwell Park in Chichester.
Coaches from the town’s university came to run sessions for more than 20 youngsters aged between six and 15 at nearby Havenstoke Park, where Linden Guildford and its development partners have provided a pair of five-a-side pitches.
A mobile skate park also dropped by, run by Spilt Milk, which attracted a similar number of kids, and there was multi-sports equipment to play on and games of ultimate Frisbee. The event was organised by Jane Haskins, who runs Chichester Community Development Trust. It was set up with the help of funding by Linden Homes and aims to integrate the new development sensitively into the surrounding neighbourhood.
Jane said: “It is so important that the kids here can get out in the open air and enjoy themselves. We hope this will lead to them taking up these sports as a hobby.”
Linden Homes Guildford managing director Peter Youll said: “The youngsters had a brilliant time enjoying a range of fun activities that had them running around, making new friends and learning sporty skills.
“It’s important for us to be involved in this kind of thing as we’re well aware of our responsibility as a house builder to help support lively, active communities and focus beyond just bricks and mortar.”
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