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Get moving at Activate Youth Fest

Activate Sport Youth Fest

Monday, March 20, 2017

‘Activate’, Bayside's newest festival celebrating sport, activity and movement for young people is coming.

This free event for young people is on Saturday April 1st from 11am-4pm at the Sandringham Athletics track in Glamis Avenue, Sandringham.

Activate is all about celebrating staying active – trying out new sports and interests, games and workshops.

Bayside Mayor Cr Alex del Porto said that Activate was an initiative for young people aged 10-25 developed by young people, to promote wellbeing and community connection.

“The results of the Bayside Youth Resilience Survey and our work with schools show the clear links between physical and mental health,” Cr del Porto said.

“We know that when young people are engaged in sport and physical activity they are more resilient, have higher self-esteem and feel greater connection with the community.”

“Activate is aimed at encouraging young people to try out different sports and activities in a fun, relaxed environment while enjoying great music and delicious food at a fully supervised event.”Bayside Mayor, Cr Alex del Porto said Activate was aimed at encouraging young people to remain active and engaged in community activities.

“Young people who are engaged in sport and physical activity have higher levels of resilience, self-esteem and community connection.

Activate is a fun opportunity to try out new activities in a non-competitive and relaxed environment. Combined with music and food trucks, Activate is Bayside’s premier festival for young people, by young people,” Cr del Porto said.

Some of Bayside’s many sports clubs will be running come-and-try activities - Sandringham Baseball Club, Brighton Cricket Club, Sandringham Soccer Club, Hampton Rovers Football Club, Hampton Soccer Club and many more.

Other activities include gymnastics and cheerleading demonstrations by Highett Youth Club, martial arts by Bayside Seido Karate School and fitness sessions by Gecko Sports and Insportz.

Activate kicks off National Youth Week and Active April which is a month long celebration of getting active to stay healthy and strong.

Activate is an initiative of Bayside’s Youth Ambassadors, Bayside FReeZA Committee and the Full Spectrum group. Bayside City Council runs a range of events, programs and support services for young people aged 10-25 years.

Activate is made possible thanks to funding from the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Youth Week grant, and through the support of the Sandringham Athletics Club and the Sandringham District Netball Association.

This is a fully supervised event and it is strictly drug, alcohol and smoke free.

Find out more about Activate on the Bayside Youth Services Facebook page.