News from ActivIpswich
Special Olympics Suffolk badminton players enjoyed a very successful trip to the West Midlands recently when they competed in the Special Olympics Regional Tournament held in Cannock, Staffordshire.
Staying active, both physically and socially, is something that can become increasingly difficult for many of us as we get that little bit older. Helping us to do this is exactly what local organisation, ActivLives, is all about.
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A sport and physical activity programme for those of us who don’t consider ourselves to be particularly sporty, is adding new sessions to its already busy schedule.
The Fourth ActivLives Community Games, an event for people who do not play regular sport, were held recently at Whitton Sports Centre in Ipswich.
Special Olympics badminton is coming to Suffolk this month for the second consecutive year.
ActivLives has re-scheduled the Showcase Event that it is holding at the Salvation Army Priory Centre, Queen’s Way, Ipswich IP3 9EX. The original event had to be postponed due to the recent snow, the new date is now Thursday 22nd March.
This programme is delivered in partnership by Sport England, Suffolk Sport, Suffolk County Council and Coes, Ipswich.
Forget those cold and wet PE lessons at school – Sport and physical activity for those of us who are not very active, has got a whole lot more interesting with the continued development of the ActivIpswich programme.
An event held recently in Ipswich has clearly demonstrated that the over 50’s in our town really are up for a sporting challenge and for getting more active!
The Third ‘ActivLives Community Games’ were held recently at the Gainsborough Sports Centre in Ipswich, targeted at people over the age of 50, who don’t currently take part in regular sports activity.
A sports event with a difference is being held once again in Ipswich.
Special Olympics badminton players from Suffolk were amongst the medals once again at the Southern Regional Tournament, which was held recently in Bournemouth.
They have been rolling stones again in Ipswich at the most recent ActivIpswich kurling competition. Over 50 competitors played their way through the group and knock out stages at the event which was held recently at Whitton Sports Centre in Ipswich.
An Ipswich project which helps people aged 45 upwards get into sport and physical activity has celebrated more than 25,000 attendances in the last three years, ahead of the launch of its Autumn programme.
Two Ipswich badminton players were amongst a group of Suffolk athletes competing recently at the Special Olympics GB National Summer Games as part of the Eastern Region team. The two badminton players joined up with a team of 22 athletes and gymnasts to make up the Suffolk contingent of ‘Team East’ at the Games which were held in Sheffield.
Gainsborough Sports Centre in Ipswich was the venue for the most recent of the ActivIpswich Kurling Competitions.
ActivLives held its first Community Games at Maidenhall Leisure Centre.
ActivIpswich has helped to increase participation in Sport in the over 45’s in Ipswich:
https://youtu.be/VKYU8fKg50s This is a short film recorded by Suffolk Libraries for our Friday Kurling Club at Ipswich Library 10am - 1pm every Friday. Come along and play some New Age Kurling! £2.50 per person.
Are you one of those people who hasn’t played sport since your younger days but you might like to have a go now that you are a little older? Well, why not take a look at the ‘We’re Not Sporty’ Taster Course that is coming up in Ipswich?