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ActivIpswich mark start of Winter Olympics 2018 with boccia and kurling competition

PUBLISHED: 18:11 04 February 2018 | UPDATED: 18:11 04 February 2018

Contestants from different ActivIpswich clubs compete in the semi-finals of the ActivLives Kurling Competition at Whitton Sports Centre.

Contestants from different ActivIpswich clubs compete in the semi-finals of the ActivLives Kurling Competition at Whitton Sports Centre.

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ActivIpswich is set to mark the start of the Winter Olympics in South Korea this week with its own competition in variations of two of the sports.

The new age kurling competition at Gainsborough Sports Centre in Ipswich, run by the ActivIpswich project The new age kurling competition at Gainsborough Sports Centre in Ipswich, run by the ActivIpswich project

On Friday, February 9, Gainsborough Sports Centre will host the ActivIpswich project between 11am and 3pm – the same day as the Winter Olympics launch – where new age kurling and boccia will be on offer.

New age kurling is a variation on the kurling winter sport, while boccia is an emerging game.

Those aged 45 and upwards can give the games a go, with the ActivIpswich sessions aiming to get older people in the community into regular sport and exercise within a social environment.

Sophie Barber from ActivIpswich said: “These competitions are always great fun and an enjoyable, social day out. It’s a great opportunity to try these social, inclusive and accessible sports, and meet new friends.”

Boccia Festival at Gainsborough organised by ActivIpswich, Suffolk Sport and Elatus Sports Boccia Festival at Gainsborough organised by ActivIpswich, Suffolk Sport and Elatus Sports

Entry is £3 on the day, with more information available by calling 01473 345250.

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