More than 50 people took part in the third ActivLives Community Games in Ipswich.
The event was held at Gainsborough Sports Centre and was targeted at people over 50 who don’t take part in regular sports activity.
Participants competed in a range of adapted sports, including kurling, boccia, badminton, bowls, short tennis and table tennis. Mike McCarthy, ActivIpswich Project Manager, said: “The Games have shown to be a great success and helped to demonstrate that there is a real appetite among this age group to get involved with sport and physical activity opportunities that are enjoyable, engaging and not too serious. The atmosphere has been absolutely brilliant.”
ActivLives thanked all of the participants and also Roger Osborne, ActivLives Patron, and Evie Edwards, GB Paralympic Boccia player, for presenting the medals.
The ActivIpswich 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 (or to get back involved) in sport and physical activity.
If you would like to find out more about the ActivIpswich project and how to get involved, please contact ActivLives on 01473 345350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Caption: Boccia medallists with Roger Osborne and Evie Edwards