Jersey Water is hosting freshwater angling sessions this week at Millbrook Reservoir for potential anglers of the future.
From 7th to 10th April 2015 , Community and School Sports Development are delivering angling as part of an inclusive programme of half term sports aimed at engaging as many young people as possible.
The angling sessions, which are free of charge to take part in, are being delivered in partnership with the Jersey Freshwater Angling Association (JFAA) and Jersey Water and are taking place at Millbrook Reservoir. There are 9 young people aged between 8 and 15 taking part and learning the basics of freshwater fishing under the guidance of coaches from the JFAA.
Paul Brannan, Community Development Officer (Sport) commented “This is the second time we have delivered the angling session as part of our “Kick Off” holiday sports programme. All of the sports available during the holidays are delivered at a very low cost so to ensure all families on Jersey can access sport for their children during the school holidays.
We also try to deliver as may alternative sports as possible. We know that not all young people like playing football, rugby and netball for example, so we aim to provide a number of different activities such as dance, gymnastics, trampolining, angling to engage as many young people as possible with the aim of providing a pathway into a club should they enjoy the sport and wish to continue it.”
To find out more about activities that the Community Sports Team offer visit their Facebook page Community Sports Jersey