The Festival Wakeboard Park in Basildon was built two years ago to encourage youngsters to get involved in sport. Since then 145 people have taken up wakeboarding at the park.
It is part of the Sportivate project, giving young people courses in various sports for free or at discounted rates. Today it was announced an extra £24 million worth of funding would be given to extend the project until 2017.
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A mainly dry day with some sunny spells in the morning, but turning cloudier during the afternoon. Feeling warm. Highs of 27 deg C.
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It will be a dry and warm night with some clear spells and light winds. Lows of 15 deg C (59 deg F).