footballLichfield District Council’s leisure service are offering discounts to under 16s this summer to help them get and stay fit. The holiday offers are being made available at Burntwood, King Edward VI and Friary Grange leisure centres.

Under 16s can hire a one-third sized synthetic turf pitch for just £5 per hour at Burntwood and King VI leisure centres. Booking isn’t required so youngsters can just turn up from 9am to 5pm every day from 22nd July to 6 September to take advantage of the offer.

Tennis, squash and badminton courts are also on offer. Under 16s can hire out the facilities at any of the council’s leisure centres for just £2 per hour throughout the summer.

Councillor Val Richards, Cabinet Member for Leisure Services, said: “The summer holidays are just around the corner, and we’re sure these offers will help young people stay fit and active this summer. Playing a game of football or tennis is a wonderful way to burn off excess energy and to stop holiday lethargy setting in. We hope lots of children come along to our leisure centres and have a go.”

Anyone wanting more information on the discounts can contact Burntwood Leisure Centre on 01543 308 810, King Edward VI Leisure Centre on 01543 308 782 or Friary Grange Leisure Centre on 01543 308 842. More information is also available on the council’s summer offers web site.