First family-sports day hailed a success

POSTED ON: 17/05/2017

First family-sports day hailed a success
The local community groups hosted the activity day on Sunday 14th with the aim to get families active and introduce locals to activities that are available right on their doorsteps.

The day was officially opened by Suffolk Paralympian Powerlifters Zoe Newson and Nathaniel Wilding and the Mayor of Ipswich Roger Fern. Numerous sports providers and clubs gathered at Inspire Suffolk in Ipswich to showcase their clubs including Zumba, wheelchair rugby, gymnastics, women’s rugby, boxing and many more, providing fun tasters for local visitors.

Andy Crump, Programmes Director at Inspire Suffolk, says: “We are very pleased with the first of many Inspired to Play events. We hope that those who came along were inspired by the sports on offer and will have left with the motivation to be more active. We’re already looking forward to next year’s event with many ideas already in mind to build on the success of this year’s event.”

President of the Rotary Club of Ipswich East, John Button, says: “To witness this great idea come to fruition in such a brilliant way was really rewarding. Getting involved with sport in some form has real benefits to the individual and to the community in which we all live. The success of this first day has inspired our Rotary members to ensure this becomes an annual event and taking part in some of the activities on offer, particularly the wheelchair rugby, has inspired me personally to encourage everyone to get involved.” The groups are looking forward to next year's Inspired to Play event already.

Anyone who is interested in taking part, including sports providers and clubs, are advised to get in touch with Inspire Suffolk with the subject 'Inspired to Play 2018'.

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