Army games for fitness

Participants at a recent games organised by Centurion-Airsoft

Participants at a recent games organised by Centurion-Airsoft

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A NEW venture to promote health and fitness for teenagers and young adults has been launched in the Scarborough area.

Airsoft – which is like paintball but without the paint or pain – will take place next month on two Sundays next month on June 3 and June 17.

Jason Green, the a spokesman for Centurion-Airsoft, said it would take place in 56 acres of woodland in Harwood Dale and was a chance to get youngsters away from their computer screens and enjoy a “modern combat sport”.

He added: “Our adventure days focus on the improvement of personal fitness in youths aged 14 and over.

“Other important factors such as self awareness, self confidence, team building and overall personal development.

“We believe by making local communities aware of this and encouraging people to take up this sport could help towards the reduction of anti-social behaviour by giving them something to look forward to.”

He added that the venture had been fully checked for health and safety issues and, as Forestry Commission land, was an ideal place to hold such events.

“The events themselves are focused around military missions that helps with self development and, because of the way it is played, it appeals to the communities we want to get introduced to it,” he said.

To find out more visit http://www.centurion-airsoft.co.uk/ and to see some videos of previous events visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYJAcwPWom0&feature=channel&list=UL