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Sports Dads, Get Your Kids Active with Active Kids 2015

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By Al Ferguson

Al Ferguson is the CEO and founder of The Dadsnet.

Published on 11/02/2015

As you may well know from following the blog, I’m an active dad that likes sports and keeping healthy. And the one thing I can’t wait to get stuck into is getting the boy involved in sports with his old man.

I used to play squash with my dad from time to time and look back fondly. Even at 6 months old, I take the boy out for long walks at the weekend for some fresh air and to get him used to the outdoors.

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I think there’s something very special about bonding over sporting activities with your children. There’s so much to learn through sport that I think it helps grow a strong relationship. We met a great dad from New Zealand in our private dads Facebook group who shares with us some of the activities he’s been up to with his 6 month old! They’ve crossed chasms and been out trekking.

Here are just some of my ideas of things I can’t wait for:

#1 To take him into the mountains for some real trekking!

#2 Watching him at his first training session with a local football club.

#3 Taking him to his first Arsenal game.

#4 Belaying for him.

#5 Seeing him waiting for me at the finish line of a race.

I am passionate about leading a healthy lifestyle for both myself and my family and that’s why I think that the Sainsbury Active Kids 2015 scheme is so good. The campaign aims to help children lead healthier, more active lifestyles. Running since 2005, the scheme is fronted some inspirational ambassadors, including Daniel Sturridge & Ellie Simmonds.

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Let’s pause here for a moment and share with you the opportunity for you to win £200 worth of Sainsbury’s vouchers PLUS some signed merchandise from the ambassadors. All you have to do enter is fill out the form below.

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Apparently Active Kids have raised over £150 million worth of equipment and experiences in the last few years meaning that children have had so much more opportunity to participate in sports as a result.

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I think that this campaign is so important in today’s society where children are becoming less active. No wonder the England football squad is so poor…! (Come on Daniel!)

The campaign is basically collecting the vouchers and handing them in to your local school or groups.

If you want to find out more about the Sainsbury Active Kids Campaign 2015, you can follow this link: https://activekids.sainsburys.co.uk/active-kids-products

Right, I’m off to think of some more sporting activities to get the boy involved with!

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27 Comments

  1. Suzanne Drummond

    fingers crossed

  2. Anthony Harrington

    our local primary school

  3. Kim Newsome

    Addingham Primary School

  4. Monika S

    Westrop Primary School

  5. Ruth Harwood

    Loyne Specialist School (children with disabilities)

  6. Keshia Esgate

    Local school in Pontypool

  7. Laura Pritchard

    North Kidlington Primary School

  8. Sandra Foreman

    My grandsons school

  9. Lorraine Tinsley

    Lakeside Primary, Cardiff

  10. christine shelley

    2nd \hedge End Brownies

  11. Jayne Townson

    my childrens school

  12. Solange

    St Mary’s Primary School

  13. Katherine Coldicott

    Leighswood infants school

  14. Sarah Parker

    Renhold Lower School

  15. stephen holman

    daisy chain day nursery

  16. Laura Costello

    Holy family primary school x

  17. Julie Howarth

    Local Primary School

  18. Daniel Stacey

    Lakeside Primary School

  19. Lisa Wilkinson

    Penguin Nursery, Hull

  20. Holly Boyd

    Our local primary school where my daughter will soon go

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