Rocks give kids solid grounding in healthy sport

Youngsters from schools in and around Glasgow jumped to it at a massive basketball tournament.

More than 600 primary school pupils joined Glasgow Rocks basketball player-coach, Sterling Davis, at the Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena. The pupils from the East End and South Lanarkshire played as part of the Jump2it Programme, run by Glasgow Rocks and supported by Clyde Gateway, Hovis, St Andrew’s First Aid and the Scottish Government’s Cash Back for Communities scheme.

The programme gives 17 primary schools the chance to play basketball. It also taches them about the importance of fitness, healthy eating, and the dangers of smoking,d rug and alcohol abuse. Sterling David said: “It is great to see the kids having fun playing basketball at our home arena and to offer them encouragement and advice.”

The programme was delivered int he schools by Glasgow Roacks plays. Niki Spence, project manager at Clyde Gateway Urban Regeneration Company said: “Our partnership with Scottish Sports Futures has been hugely successful in attracting many more youngsters to play basketball. Such work is part of our efforts to improve the health and well-being of local people and to give them the best opportunities to make the most out of their lives.”

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