IGNITE Beach Sports event was fun for all down on Cleethorpes Beach

FREE fun down on the beach was the order of the day in Cleethorpes, when a group of young pepole organised sports sessions for all.

Members of our IGNITE team, our youth volunteering programme, put together the Cleethorpes Sports Day – which offered free activities for all the family.

VANEL’s Youth Leadership Manager, Jenny Hodson, is a former British and Grimsby Hockey Club player, now playing for Kingston Upon Hull and North Region. She  was delighted to be playing her sport on the beach!

“It is a really good thing to do, you can see we have so many activities for everyone and children and adults are enjoying it,” said Jenny.

Youth Leadership Worker Victoria Russell, assistant coach at Grimsby’s Snaprats Community Basketball Club, added: “What a brilliant way to spend a lovely day in Cleethorpes and hopefully it will encourage more young people to enjoy sport.”

IGNITE, based at our offices in Bargate, Grimsby, offers young people support and help to volunteer within their communities – from organising Battle of the Bands, to leading playgroups and environmental projects.

To find out more see the group’s Ignite Facebook page or email Victoria at victoria@vanel.org.uk

Well done to Nicole and Jean-Louis in IGNITE for putting together a great event for all involved.

Photos from the day

Diane Oxley tries her hand at a game or two! Diane was visiting Cleethorpes with the Thurcroft Big Local Group from Rotherham.
What a shot! Logan Watson, 7, was visiting Cleethorpes with his mum Jessica – the family has relatives in Laceby.
Grimsby Hockey Club members Rachel Jones and son Callum, 11, put their skills into practice on the beach.
On holiday at the Beachcomber Holiday Park were Karen and Martin Gilbert with their children Callum and Poppy. They joined Jenny Hodson in a game of beach hockey.
Young Leadership Manager for VANEL Jenny Hodson comes a close second to Layla Woodcock, aged four.
Bouncing high is Lexe-Kaye Montandon, who was visiting Cleethorpes with her family.