TWO junior snooker academies are coming together for the school summer holidays.

The clubs in Kidderminster and Stourbridge will have fun sessions for those aged six to 16.

It will culminate in a tournament on August 15 with the winning team claiming a glass trophy.

Pockets Snooker Club, located at the rear of 9 Church Street in Kidderminster, will have the fun summer holiday event every Wednesday and Thursday for six weeks starting from July 24 and 25.

They will run from 11am until 1pm at a cost of £5 per session and be led by a WPBSA (World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association) coach as part of a national programme.

To book a place, call Alan Turner on 01562 740291 or Bobby Singh on 07859 761542.

The Stourbridge sessions are at Stourbridge Institute, Bell Street, every Monday and Tuesday from 11am until 1pm, running for six weeks from July 22 and 23.

They will cost £7 per session and can be booked through Carl Sedgewick on 01384 373221 or Mr Singh.

Stourminster Mini Masters lead WPBSA coach Mr Singh said: “It is amazing that two clubs are coming together.

“The game needs to bring in new juniors to make the sport thrive.

“We coach all juniors using the White to Black accredited course.

“On August 15 we also have a special appearance for the juniors.

“Ashley Carty, the world number 78, will be joining us to give advice to the youngsters.

“The Stourbridge academy holiday club starts on July 22 every Monday and Tuesday at 11am until 1pm for six weeks.

“It also has its regular Sunday academy at 3pm until 5pm.

“Pockets, Kidderminster, starts on July 24 every Wednesday and Thursday at the same time and also its Sunday academy starts on July 28 from 10am until 12 noon.”

For more details on any of the school summer holiday plans, contact Mr Singh, Mr Turner or Mr Sedgewick.

There is also a charity raffle being drawn on August 1 in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Mind mental health charity.

Prizes so far include signed memorabilia, a signed cue courtesy of Mark Williams Snooker, afternoon tea, a meal for three and women’s beauty treatments.