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16 January 2008 | PR 08/05

Kids cricket and football courses in Loughborough from February

Loughborough University is inviting budding young sportspeople onto campus to take part in its exciting cricket and football courses this February.

The University’s next series of popular courses start next month and are run for children aged 5-14 years (football) and 8-16 years (cricket). The tailored courses make the most of the world-class facilities on offer at Loughborough, and give children of all ages and abilities the opportunity to learn new skills and improve their play.

The cricket course is hosted at the National Cricket Centre where youngsters train at the same facility used by many of England’s top cricket stars. The course costs £60 for six weeks and runs from 5-7pm for consecutive Sundays from 10 February.

Football kicks off on Saturday 23 February and takes place on the University’s Sporturf all-weather pitch. The course costs £24 and runs each Saturday from 9-11am for a four-week block.

Courses are run by fully qualified coaches who are all CRB approved and all equipment is provided.

For more information or to book, log onto www.loughboroughsport.com/kids, email: sdc@lboro.ac.uk or call 01509 226250.

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For all media enquiries contact:

Amanda Overend
Sports PR Officer
Loughborough University,
T: 01509 228686
E: A.J.Overend@lboro.ac.uk

Notes to editors:

  1. Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with industry and unrivalled sporting achievement.

    It is a member of the esteemed 1994 Group – a set of internationally recognised, research intensive universities – and has a reputation for the relevance of its work. Its degree programmes are highly regarded by professional institutions and businesses, and its graduates are consistently targeted by the UK’s top recruiters.

    Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

    In the 2007 National Student Survey, the University was voted fourth in the UK, with 23 out of 29 of Loughborough’s subject areas being ranked in the top ten for overall satisfaction. Loughborough is also ranked in the top fifteen of UK universities in national league tables. It was named winner of the 2006 and 2007 Times Higher award for the UK’s Best Student Experience and winner of the 2007 award for Outstanding Support for Overseas Students. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes – an achievement bettered by no other university.

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