Fun and games at police community activity day

Professional football coaching, fairground rides and ‘bring your bike’ cycle training are just some of the highlights at an action-packed family fun day on Sunday.

The event has been organised by South Yorkshire Police Sports and Social Club to raise funds for The Children’s Hospital Charity.

The South Yorkshire Community Activities Day 2012 is free and takes place from 10am and 4pm on Sunday at Niagara Conference and Leisure Centre in Hillsborough, Sheffield.

Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham United and Barnsley FC will put on free football coaching sessions for under 16s and Football Unites, Racism Divides will stage a 5-a-side football tournament.

A game of rounders will also take place and those over 14 are invited to take part alongside members of the England rounders team.

Meanwhile, pedal cyclists can have their bikes checked over by Dr Bike who will provide hints, tips and coaching throughout the day.

Visitors can also have their photographs taken with an Olympic Torch.

Other activites include fairground rides, face painting, and X-Box, Wii and Playstation gaming.

South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service will perform displays and there will be a raffle with food and drink available all day.

Peter Darling, chief executive of South Yorkshire Police Sports & Social Club, said: “It has been an incredible summer of sport and our Community Activities Day will give families a chance to get active and have fun in aid of a wonderful local charity.”