Youth learn about high school sports

WEIRTON – It was an afternoon of fun, friendship and sportsmanship at Weir High School Saturday as part of the inaugural Girls In Sports Day Clinic, hosted by the school’s Girls Athletic Association.

The event, which was open to girls in kindergarten through the eighth grade, was inspired by the National Girls and Women in Sports Day and allowed area girls to learn about the athletic opportunities available at Weir High.

“They’re going to explore all of the sports offered at the high school,” GAA adviser Eva Smith explained.

Among the sports available Saturday, youth were able to sample track, tennis, basketball, volleyball, swimming, soccer and cheering.

Approximately 40 girls registered to participate Saturday, being coached by student athletes from Weir High as they rotated to each station set up inside the school’s gym and on the football field.

“They get to spend the day interacting with the high school girls,” Smith explained, adding it is an opportunity for girls from different schools to also meet and form friendships.

Smith explained, in the past the GAA hasn’t held many sports-related activities, so this event is an opportunity to change that while also finding a way to interact with the community.

“We’re hoping to make it an annual thing,” Smith said.

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