A sports event with a difference is being held once again in Ipswich.
The second ActivLives Community Games, being held on Tuesday 13th June at Whitton Sports Centre in Ipswich, is part of the ActivIpswich sports project for people who are over 45 years old and not currently active in regular sports or physical activity.
The initiative is a partnership between ActivLives and Ipswich Borough Council and is supported by Sport England and the National Lottery, it is designed to encourage older adults to get involved in sport.
“Last year’s event was a great success with over 90 participants”, said Julie Stokes, CEO of ActivLives. “The Community Games is an event for those people who thought that their sporting days were long gone! The Games are for anyone over the age of forty five, who would like to participate in accessible sport in a relaxed and fun atmosphere”.
The games, which are run on a mini – Olympic type format, will include accessible sports such as kurling, boccia, walking netball, adapted badminton, bowls, short tennis, table tennis, a golf challenge and some indoor cycling. “All of the sports will be available on the day in the form of a taster, which anyone can come and try, others will be run as friendly competitions for those who would like a little bit more of a challenge”, explained Mike McCarthy, ActivIpswich Project Manager.
The medals will be presented by Roger Osborne, Ipswich Town legend and ActivLives Patron, and Evie Edwards, GB Paralympic Boccia player.
It is £3.00 to take part and refreshments will be available.
If you would like to find out more about this event and how to take part, please contact ActivLives on 01473 345350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org