American Football taster sessions set up to boost the sport

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MORE North East youngsters can try American Football, thanks to a new National Lottery-funded project.

DC Presidents Academy team has been holding “come and try” sessions with schools to attract more young people to the club and to fill its junior side ahead of the 2012 season.

The next is on Friday, March 30, at Riverside Sports Complex, Chester-le-Street.

The new opportunities have been made possible by a £9,146 grant from Sport England. The club has also had help from Durham Sports Partnership.

Club spokesman Mick Tyler said: “DC Presidents is a strong local club, but we’re always looking to attract more young members.

“Our project is opening up our club and giving people in North East the opportunity to play American Football competitively.

“We’re delighted to have received Lottery funding to make it all happen.”

David Gent, of Sport England, said: “The DC Presidents taster sessions project is a great way for young people to try American Football in a safe environment and get a quality sporting experience that will encourage them to stay involved.”

For club information visit www.dcpresidents.com