Give Olympic sport a go

SPORTY residents in Northumberland are on their marks to try free Olympic taster sessions.

Northumberland County Council has teamed up with leisure centres, clubs and societies to offer the Give It A Go programme and encourage residents to sample a wide range of sports.

Activities on offer include archery, boccia, diving, judo, synchronised swimming, taekwondo and volleyball among others.

Many of the sessions will be held at local leisure centres, including Morpeth and Ponteland.

The next ones, which are open to people of all ages, will begin on Monday to tie in with the announcement of the confirmed Olympic participants, and will run until Sunday, July 15.

For more details look out for Give It A Go leaflets, contact your local leisure centre or visit