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Introducing youth to a world of sports

Swimming will be among the sports highlighted at the Youth Sports Expo at the National Sports Centre (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

Schoolchildren will get the chance to discover new activities at a Youth Sports Expo today.

More than 20 sports, including football, cricket, netball, equestrian and water polo, will be featured at the National Sports Centre from 11am to 4pm.

The expo is being organised by the National Sports Centre in partnership with the Department of Youth Sports and Recreation, and is aimed at children between the ages of 5 and 16.

Organisers said: “National sports governing bodies will provide visitors with information, demonstrations and the opportunity to participate and to give them a real feel for the sport.

“There are many opportunities for those driven by recreation to those driven by the highest level of international competition and all of those in between.”

Other sports to be included are archery, volleyball, triathlon, sailing, athletics, tennis, hockey, gymnastics, cycling, diving, baseball, motor sports, swimming, fencing and golf.

Sean Tucker, chairman of the NSC Board of Trustees, said: “The National Sports Centre is committed to providing opportunities for active participation in both recreational and competitive sports.

“The Youth Sports Expo 2015 supports our sport approach of encouraging everyone to ‘move, develop, train, achieve’.

“The Expo is a conduit for all national sports governing bodies to work together to promote all sports that are available on Island for our young people as means to help develop healthy lifestyles as well as good sportsmanship.”

The Royal Gazette, BF&M, MILO, and the Bermuda Broadcasting Company are the major sponsors.