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Success for latest ActivLives Community Games in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 10:44 30 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:44 30 November 2017

Paralympic boccia star Evie Edwards (centre) helps present the medals at the ActivLives Community Games. Picture: MIKE MCCARTHY

Paralympic boccia star Evie Edwards (centre) helps present the medals at the ActivLives Community Games. Picture: MIKE MCCARTHY

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Dozens of people over 50 came together at Gainsborough Sports Centre in Ipswich on Friday for the third ActivLives Community Games.

The table tennis taster session at the ActivLives Community Games in Ipswich. Picture: MIKE MCCARTHY The table tennis taster session at the ActivLives Community Games in Ipswich. Picture: MIKE MCCARTHY

The event features a host of sports aimed at those aged 50 upwards to help them get into regular sport and exercise in a relaxed and social setting.

Among the sports were boccia, new age kurling, short tennis, bowls and badminton, with taster sessions and competitive games on offer during the day.

A badminton taster session at the ActivLives Community Games in Ipswich. Picture: MIKE MCCARTHY A badminton taster session at the ActivLives Community Games in Ipswich. Picture: MIKE MCCARTHY

ActivIpswich project manager Mike McCarthy said: “The games have shown to be a great success, the support has been tremendous with over 50 participants coming from across the Ipswich area to take part.

“Events such as this help 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.”

Call 01473 345350 to find out more about the sessions.

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