Playing badminton, volleyball or chess in a park near your home: it’s possible, thanks to the “Sportez-vous bien” meetings set up by the City, from Monday to Friday until August 19…
It’s a Wednesday like any other or almost, in Steinbach Square: the little ones let off steam in the beautiful playground, young and old reinvent the world sitting on the big bench, while some enjoy a reading break deserved in the shade of the trees… At the same time, Martin and Séverin, sports educators from the City, set up a volleyball court and a giant chessboard. “The goal is to offer free sports activities accessible to all, for people who do not go on vacation during the summer, says Severin. We offer to play chess, badminton, volleyball, petanque or even speedball. »
“Meet people of all ages”
The volleyball court quickly became a great success. “We participate in Open Sports Practices during the rest of the year, says Sabine, who came with her son Noé. During the summer the gyms are closed so we come here sometime! » Noé, who has taken a liking to volleyball, plans to join a club at the start of the school year and readily admits: “There’s not much to do during the holidays so I do that!” » The mother-son duo shares their part with Pierre, who praises the conviviality of these sporting slots open to all: “It allows you to meet people of all ages! »
Free and open to all
“Come play, it’s free”launches Martin to two young people, who do not hesitate long before getting caught up in the game. “The advantage here is that we can come and try and play even if we don’t know, explains the sports educator. There are groups that form, people who stay, others who leave, it’s free! » While the small group plays volleyball, Ezio, 11, plays chess. “We already came 15 days ago, explains her grandmother, Renata. He plays video games a lot, that gets him out, it’s good to have a program like that to keep the kids busy during the summer! »
Free and open to all, the “Sportez-vous bien” slots are organized from Monday to Friday, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., until August 19, in the following parks: Monday at the Parc des Quatre saisons in Neppert; Tuesday at Espace Matisse in Les Coteaux; Wednesday at Steinbach Park; Thursday in the square of the Museum of printing on fabrics; Friday at the new Bassin.