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Sport For All Day 2015 set for August 2

     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will hold Sport For All Day (SFAD) 2015 on August 2 (Sunday) to promote "Sport for All" in the community and encourage the public to exercise regularly and incorporate simple physical activities into daily life. The theme of this year's SFAD is "Fitness for Health" with the slogan "Stay Active Stay Healthy".
    The LCSD will organise a wide range of free recreation and sports programmes at designated venues in the 18 districts and open various fee-charging recreation and sports facilities to the public for free use on August 2.
     On SFAD, the LCSD will also organise exercise demonstrations and participation activities for persons with disabilities in some sports centres. By offering these activities, the department seeks to encourage both the disabled and the able-bodied to pursue a healthy lifestyle through regular physical exercise. Free recreation and sports programmes to be offered on the SFAD 2015 will include:

* Health talks and exercise demonstrations (exercises demonstration, health talks on prevention of sports injuries, workouts and more, to be conducted and demonstrated by physiotherapists);
* Fitness corners (towel exercises, body-mind stretching for fun, hula hoop fitness exercises and more);
* Programmes for Persons with Disabilities;
* Parent-Child sports programmes (mini-sports games, social dance, badminton participation activities and more); and
* Sports Programmes Play-in (badminton, table tennis, fitness (multi-gym) and more).

     Enrolment for the free programmes will commence on July 13 (Monday) at 8.30am at LCSD District Leisure Services Offices (DLSOs) or designated venues in the 18 districts on a first-come, first-served basis. Each person can collect up to four participation cards.

     For contact details of the DLSOs and sports centres in the 18 districts please refer to the attached table.

     Another major attraction of Sport For All Day is the opening of the LCSD's fee-charging leisure facilities for free use by members of the public on August 2. These facilities include:

* Indoor leisure facilities: badminton courts, tennis courts, basketball courts, netball courts, volleyball courts, squash courts, table tennis tables, billiard tables, sport climbing walls, bowling greens, golf facilities, fitness rooms, cycling track, activity rooms and dance rooms;
* Outdoor leisure facilities: tennis courts, tennis practice courts, bowling greens, batting cages, sport climbing walls, archery ranges and golf facilities (excluding camping facilities, sports grounds, and artificial/natural turf pitches);
* Public swimming pools (excluding Wan Chai Swimming Pool); and
* Craft at water sports centres.

     Bookings for free use of the available land-based leisure facilities and craft at water sports centres on August 2 can be made at the Leisure Link booking counters at LCSD venues (except for self-service kiosks) on July 26 (Sunday) from 9am onwards. Each person can only book one free session on a first-come, first-served basis irrespective of the types of leisure facilities.

     No prior booking is required for public swimming pool facilities. Members of the public may line up at the entrances of the swimming pools for free admission on a first-come, first-served basis.

     The LCSD has also invited the 18 District Councils, National Sports Associations and community sport organisations, as well as privately run sports clubs and health centres to organise free activities and offer free facilities for the public to enjoy on August 2 in support of the event.

     For details of SFAD 2015, please refer to the designated webpage: . For enquiries, please call 2414 5555.

     The SFAD 2015 is co-organised by the Department of Health, the Sports Medicine Team of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Sports Medicine and Health Science Alumni Association of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong, China, the Hong Kong Paralympic Committee and Sports Association for the Physically Disabled, and the Hong Kong Sports Association for the Mentally Handicapped.

Ends/Monday, June 15, 2015
Issued at HKT 16:01


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