Free summer sports programme 'urban games' launched by council

Young people aged 11+ can now access FREE sports sessions at venues across Telford throughout the summer holidays.

Free summer sports programme 'urban games' launched by council

With help from Telford AFC and Wrekin Riders, Telford & Wrekin Council has organised the sessions following feedback from residents that have been working with the council’s Safer & Stronger Communities project. 

Councillor Paul Watling (Labour), Cabinet Member for Safer & Stronger Communities said: “The summer can be a really stressful time for parents and we are on your side when it comes to supporting you with schemes like this and many other like 10x10 for example. 

“The sessions are completely free, run by qualified Telford AFC staff and the pitches are state of the art multi-use games arenas (MUGA) across Telford, there is no need to book, just grab a friend to bring with you, a drink and visit the website for the nearest session.  

AFC Telford Foundation Manager and Mayor of Great Dawley, Councillor Ian Preece said: “A sense of accomplishment, something fun to do with your mates or meet those who live near you – these sessions are an all-round positive thing for the summer holidays. 

“Were so pleased to be working with the Safer & Stronger Communities project and doing what we love the most – working with young people who might be the fans, coaches or even players of the future for Telford AFC.  

The Safer & Stronger Communities project aims to tackle concerns around neighbourhood safety while the ‘stronger’ part of the project provides long term solutions for community spirit and cohesion through social groups and activities. 

Leading the investment with £2m, the council is working in partnership with the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) John Campion who is providing a further £500k.

There’s no need to book, just visit the website at   

Visit the website at or download the flyer here.