Felixstowe: Disappointment over sport event

Felixstowe Activefest.

Felixstowe Activefest. - Credit: Archant

Organisers of an event aiming to encourage people to get more involved with sport at Felixstowe say they will not be holding it again.

They were left disappointed after the Activefest day at the town’s seafront leisure centre attracted so few people to try out the activities on offer.

Michael Sharman, chairman of Felixstowe and District Council for Sport and Recreation, which organised the event, said only about 70 people had turned up for the day.

He said: “Last time we held it three years ago we had about 220 people come along and try the activities.

“Lots of the clubs involved gained new members

“We did lots of publicity, especially in the schools, for this year’s event and I even went out on the prom on the day to try to persuade people to come along but they were not interested in attending a free event.

“It was very disappointing and I don’t think we will be doing it again because it’s too much effort for so little return.”

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The “come-and-try-it” sessions included tri-golf, carpet bowls, self-defence, karate, mini-hockey, soccer coaching and badminton.

Information about healthy living and how to join sports clubs was also available.