St Ives Games Festival Was A Success
|Author: Donna Rockett, HDC||Published: 8th March 2012 17:40|
St Ives Games Festival Over 70 people attended the first of four Games Festivals which was held on Saturday 25 February at One Leisure St Ives.
The event was organised by the sport and active lifestyles team at Huntingdonshire District Council as part of the DASH project (Delivering Activities and Sports in Huntingdonshire).
Participants were able to experience a variety of fun and interactive sport sessions. Clubs involved on the day included St Ives Swimming Club, St Ives Table Tennis Club, Rotations Trampolining Club, Huntingdon Bowls Club, St Ivo Badminton Club, Impressions Gym, St Ives Aiki Dojo and the UK Tang Soo Do Federation.
Games Festivals aim to get as many local sports clubs together in one place at one time where the local community are invited along to get information, and try some of the sports on offer, free of charge.
Councillor Tom Sanderson, whose executive responsibilities include sport and active lifestyles, said: "We've got a big year ahead of us with the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games and it's great to see families taking this on board and attending the Games Festival. It's also really good to see local clubs committing to such an event to provide participants with an afternoon of fun and enjoyment."
Huntingdonshire residents can also look forward to getting involved in other sporting events such as the Sport Relief Mile at Hinchingbrooke Country Park on 25 March; Games Festivals at One Leisure St Neots on 29 April, One Leisure Ramsey on 27 May and One Leisure Sawtry on 24 June; the Torch Relay travelling through St Ives and Huntingdon; and the Sports Festival in the Park at Hinchingbrooke Country Park on 22 July.
The DASH project will continue to offer a wide range of sporting activities throughout 2012 and into 2013. For more information about the DASH project and what it has to offer visit www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/dash or contact the sport and active lifestyles team on 01480 388858.
These activities are part of the DASH project (Delivering Activity and Sport in Huntingdonshire) the £234,000 project awarded by Sport England as part of the Rural Communities funding bid in order to get more participants active in rural areas.