The event, which attracted over sixty competitors, is part of the ActivIpswich sports project for people who are over 45 years old and not currently taking part in regular sports or physical activity. The initiative is a partnership between ActivLives and Ipswich Borough Council and is designed to encourage mature adults to get involved in sport. The project is funded by the National Lottery and Sport England.
Since being introduced to the programme, the relatively new sport of New Age Kurling has proved to be very popular right across Ipswich.

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“Kurling is the probably the most popular of the many sports that we play on the ActivIpswich programme”, said Mike McCarthy, Project Manager. “Competitions like this are all part of a programme that is designed to make it easy for anyone to get involved with fun, social sports activity, whatever their fitness level. We had players from 10 different groups taking part today which demonstrates the number of
people getting active through accessible sports like this”.


If you would like to know more about Kurling or any of the other inclusive sports that are offered by ActivLives, please call 01473 345350 or email