Published: 26th February 2019
Huddersfield Giants Community Trust has had a bumper February half term period during which we engaged 426 children aged 5-16 through our Holiday Camps and Rugby League Development Days.
With holiday camps including Rugby League, Football, Gymnastics and Cheerleading for 5-12 year old’s, and Rugby League Development Days for 11-16 year old’s the week was one of fun and development for hundreds of local children.
Head of Sport Jonathan Timms commented. “We are very proud of our school holiday programs. Our holiday camps for 5-12 year old’s at The Zone have grown year on year and now see hundreds of children each holiday period. The feedback we get from parents is great, who realise the benefits of their children attending sport based holiday camps on their child’s health and development, this all ties into our vision that no child should leave school obese”.
Asked about the recent successes of Evolution Pathway and Girls England Talent Pathway he added. “Both programs are relatively new in comparison to our holiday camps, in particular the Girls development days and u15/16s Evolution Pathway, which are both only a few places from selling out already for the remainder of 2019. They offer a development environment for aspiring young players in which we engage them in professional coaching. The focus is on the players improving, both on the field as players, as well as off it as young people”.
Every child that attended a Holiday Camp receives a Willy Wonka style “Golden Ticket”. The ticket allows attendees free entry to a Huddersfield Giants home fixture of their choice in 2019, an initiative supported by the club, implemented through the Community Trust within schools and the programs we deliver.