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Published on : Friday, November 22, 2013
Fort Regent will, this weekend, host a special open day to celebrate the range of sports, activities and clubs that use the venue, and to offer islanders the opportunity to find a sport or activity that suits them.
Representatives from the Fort’s resident clubs and associations will be on hand to offer free taster sessions throughout Fort for All day, which will take place on Sunday 24th November 2013. Participating clubs will include abseiling, slacklining, volleyball and roller blading. There will also be members of associations, such as Jersey Swim Club, Boot Camp Jersey, Ice Skate Jersey and The Bunker Music Studio, available to answer any questions that visitors may have about the associations at Fort Regent.
For history lovers, a self-guided history tour of Fort Regent will also be launched to help visitors learn more about its rich military history. The Napoleonic fort has played an important strategic role in the island’s history and, with an average footfall of around 10,000 people per week, continues to have a pivotal role in the community.
Around 20 clubs use Fort Regent as their full-time base. A host of further businesses and private enterprises, clubs and associations also use the facilities as their administrative base. Fort Regent has ample space and leagues such as cricket and netball also make use of the facilities.
Jo Mousdale, Fort Regent centre manager, commented:
‘We are aiming to create a small festival theme during the Fort for All day and hope families will take the chance to learn more about Fort Regent. It will be an opportunity for islanders to try their hands at new and different sports and activities and really gain an appreciation of all we have on offer at Fort Regent.
‘Fort Regent plays an important and focal role in the local community, and we are excited to show islanders of all ages that there is an activity for all tastes and interests, from boot camp to roller derby and, more traditionally, indoor bowls and racquet sports.’