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ActivIpswich Community games return to Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 10:02 22 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:02 22 November 2017

Competitors in the first ActivLives Community Games for over 50s collect the medals and trophies in the medal ceremony which were presented by ITFC legend Roger Osborne. Picture: SIMON PARKER

Competitors in the first ActivLives Community Games for over 50s collect the medals and trophies in the medal ceremony which were presented by ITFC legend Roger Osborne. Picture: SIMON PARKER

The ActivLives Community Games return to Ipswich this Friday, to help get over 50s into sport and regular activity in a social environment.

Competitors in the first ActivLives Community Games for over 50's collect the medals trophies in the medal ceremony which were presented by ITFC legend Roger Osborne. Competitors in the first ActivLives Community Games for over 50's collect the medals trophies in the medal ceremony which were presented by ITFC legend Roger Osborne.

Gainsborough Sports Centre will host the event, which will includes sports such as kurling, boccia, target badminton and short tennis.

There will be taster sessions and competitive games for people to take part in, with the aim to provide a social, relaxed space in which over 50s can play sports, keep active and make new friends.

Medals from the event will be presented by GB Paralympic boccia player Evie Edwards.

Mike McCarthy from ActivIpswich said: “The Community Games is an event for those people who thought that their sporting days were over. The games are for anyone over the age of fifty, who would like to participate in accessible sport in a relaxed atmosphere.”

Entry is £3, with more information available on 01473 345350.

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