On Saturday, February 1, Kingswood Oxford School will be holding their Third Annual Girls in Sports Day from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Hoffman Field House.
This free event is open to all girls age 8-14. Participants will be able to choose from three activities that will run for 40 minutes each including volleyball, basketball, field hockey, track, strength and conditioning, yoga, lacrosse, tennis, and soccer. All skill levels, including those who have never tried a particular sport before, are encouraged to participate. The day includes a team building challenge, a lunch break, and snacks.
Girls’ will be joined by Kingswood coaches, staff, and student-athletes, who will run small games as well as teach and practice skills. Participants and their families are invited to stay and watch the Kingswood Oxford Varsity Girls’ Basketball team play at 1 p.m.
Last year, over 150 young athletes from as near as West Hartford and as far as Ellington, Andover, Tolland, and Bolton participated. This year marks the 34th anniversary of annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day, a national observance celebrating the extraordinary achievements of women and girls in sports.
Kingswood Oxford Athletic Director and former UConn women’s basketball player Debbie Fiske was key in bringing this day to the greater community. Fiske said, This event has been a huge success for the last two years, and we are looking forward to hosting many young athletes again this year.”
The event is free but space is limited. To register visit www.kingswoodoxford.org and click on Girls in Sports Day from the homepage menu.