Sports trials for 'Games to Inspire' this Easter
By tinap | Thursday, March 21, 2013, 12:26
Sporty youngsters are being given the chance to represent North Devon in this year's Devon Games to Inspire (DGTI) this Easter.
Over the holidays young people will have the opportunity to try-out for a range of sports including hockey, netball, tennis, volleyball and badminton to gain a place in the annual sporting competition.
Devon Games to Inspire is an Olympic-style tournament, with young people of all ages representing their districts to win medals. In partnership with PETROC, North Devon Council will be entering a team in this year's event, which takes place in Torbay on Sunday 14 July.
All trials take place at PETROC sports hall, apart from golf, which will be held at Portmore Driving Range:
Tuesday 2 April
Badminton (mixed, years 7, 8 and 9) from 9.30am - 11.30am
Tennis (mixed, years 6, 7 and 8) 12pm – 2pm
Volleyball (mixed, years 7 and 8) 2.30pm – 4pm
Wednesday 3 April
High 5s netball (mixed, years 5 and 6) 9.30am – 11am
Netball (girls, years 7 and 8) 11.30am – 1pm
Thursday 4 April
Quicksticks hockey (mixed, years 5 and 6) 9.30am – 11am
Table tennis (mixed, year 5/6 team and 9/10 team) 11.30 – 1pm
Tuesday 9 April
Golf (mixed, years 10, 11, 12 and 13), 10.30am – 12pm at Portmore Driving Range.
To represent Team North Devon you must live or go to school in North Devon. To register for a trial, 'like' the 'Sports and Leisure in North Devon' page on Facebook, search for the 'event' you want to try out for and click 'join'. Alternatively, email your name, year group and the trials you want to attend to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to download the parental consent form at www.northdevon.gov.uk/dgti to take with you to your first trial.
Other events taking place over the Easter holidays include:
Camp Adventure programme of activities at the North Devon Leisure Centre
Free insect activity days at the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon on Wednesday 3 and 10 April, drop-in from 11am-3pm
Kidz Pop Party at the Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple on Monday 8 April at 2.40pm, for children aged six and above (tickets cost £13.50)
Sagas of Noggin the Nog on Friday 12 April at the Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe for children aged three and above (tickets cost £11)
For full theatre listings go to the What's On section of www.northdevontheatres.org.uk or call 01271 324242.