A new season of free sport has kicked off for Wyre youngsters.

Football, multi-sports, athletics, climbing, trampolining, all this and more is available every weekday under Wyre Borough Council's Trysport scheme, which aims to encourage young people to enjoy physical activity and relieve after-school boredom for eight to 16 year olds.

There is no cost to Wyre families and youngsters can drop in and out of sessions as they please.

All sessions are run by qualified coaches, there are also sessions for disabled and autistic young people.

The programme makes use of Fleetwood Sports College and various outdoor multi-use games areas.

Ashley Hackett, community sports co-ordinator for Wyre Borough Council, said: "Trysport has become really popular in Wyre since we launched it two years ago.

"The schemes we ran in Fleetwood and Preesall over the summer attracted more than 200 youngsters so it makes sense to keep them going.

"The new multi-use games area at Martindale Park has given us more options this year. We're also trying to make more use of the facilities at Milton Street.

"The best thing about Trysport is that all abilities are welcome. We're not trying to be a skills school looking for the most talented athletes, we're more about making sport accessible to everyone."

Trysport has been made possible with funding from Wyre Housing Association, part of the Regenda Group.

Director Steve Newsham said: “We are pleased to support any project that encourages youngsters, particularly our young residents in our largest neighbourhoods in Fleetwood, to try sport. They can make new friends in safe and structured surroundings and they don’t need to have a particular talent for it, just enthusiasm to give it a go.”

More details about Trysport times and venues is available on the website at www.wyrebc.gov.uk/Find/Trysport or from Ashley Hackett on 01253 887379.