The BBC Get Inspired Active Academy in Glasgow

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Hundreds of young people are being invited to take part in an inspirational sporting event in the week the BBC Sports Personality of the Year rolls into Glasgow.

Sports stars, including Commonwealth Games gold medallists Euan Burton, Charlie Flynn and Kimberley and Louise Renicks, will host motivational question and answer sessions at The Active Academy at the city's Emirates Arena.

In addition, experts and coaches will be leading taster sessions of sports and activities at the event which takes place from 10-12 December 2014.

Using the venue's athletics tracks, velodrome and one of the sports halls, the Academy will run try-out sessions for a wide range of activities from football and rugby to street dance, boccia and wrestling.

Wrestler and actor, Grado, who appeared in the BBC Scotland documentary, Insane Fight Club, will also be answering questions about life in the ring.

The event is aimed at the 16-plus age group and it's expected that more than 2,000 young people will take part in the three day event, with each individual participating in a minimum of two sessions. Schools will be sent registration information directly.

Our Thursday evening session runs between 6pm and 7.30pm and is open to members of the public who are 16 years and over.

You are invited to have a go at two of the following activities*: basketball, boxing, boccia, cycling, gymnastics for snowsports', football, functional fitness, how to run, judo, rugby, seated throwing, street dance, tennis and yoga. It's an opportunity to try something new.

Every day there will be a big name Q&A on at lunchtime that everyone can attend.

To book your place on the evening of Thursday 11 December 2014 email activeacademy@bbc.co.uk with TICKETS in the subject heading, they will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Tickets are available from 13 November 2014, with a closing date of 5 December 2014.

If you have any questions or want more information on the event email activeacademy@bbc.co.uk with INFO in the heading.

*You should choose two back-up options too, just in case your first pick is oversubscribed.

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