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Nostalgia: Festival of Sport showed off the huge range of activities on offer in town

PUBLISHED: 11:15 23 March 2020 | UPDATED: 11:15 23 March 2020

Families watch on as their relatives play in the various sports   Picture: ARCHANT

Families watch on as their relatives play in the various sports Picture: ARCHANT

Archant

While Ipswich was going football crazy back in 1978, it wasn’t the only sport that was being celebrated.

Keeping steady whilst cycling on the machine  Picture: ARCHANTKeeping steady whilst cycling on the machine Picture: ARCHANT

The Blues may have just won the FA Cup at Wembley 1-0 against Arsenal and were one of the top teams in the country, while the county town hosted a Festival of Sport to engage the public with a wide range of activities on offer in the area.

The event was a chance to try your hand at a variety of sports and also see demonstrations and find out more about the clubs offering the chance to practice and play competitively.

The sports included athletics and gymnastics, five-a-side football and other mainstream activities, but also lesser known ones such as handball, motorcycling and fitness regimes.

Huge crowds turned out to enjoy the event.

Action from a competitive game of volley ball  Picture: ARCHANTAction from a competitive game of volley ball Picture: ARCHANT

Do you remember going along or taking part? Get in touch with Judy Rimmer at judy.rimmer@archant.co.uk to share your memories of the festival.

Thoughout the day others raced around on motorcycles Picture: ARCHANTThoughout the day others raced around on motorcycles Picture: ARCHANT

A variety of different sport was played throughout the day, some lesser known such as Handball  Picture: ARCHANTA variety of different sport was played throughout the day, some lesser known such as Handball Picture: ARCHANT

Did you attend the Festival of Sport over the years?  Picture: ARCHANTDid you attend the Festival of Sport over the years? Picture: ARCHANT

Testing endurance by hopping over the bench the most amount of times  Picture: ARCHANTTesting endurance by hopping over the bench the most amount of times Picture: ARCHANT

Whilst the crowd watches, competitors attempt to out do each other by doing the most sit ups  Picture: ARCHANTWhilst the crowd watches, competitors attempt to out do each other by doing the most sit ups Picture: ARCHANT


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