Taunton community enjoy an afternoon of free sport

20 April 2015

People enjoyed an afternoon of free sporting activities in Taunton yesterday, to launch our new initiative to help more locals get active. 

A free community sports day was held at Lyngford Park, Priorswood, to mark the start of our new sports initiative in the area. People from Taunton were offered the chance to try their hands at a range of sporting activities under the supervision of trained instructors, including wall climbing, volleyball, hockey and basketball. 

Creating Active Communities is a new three-year partnership project we’re leading that aims to help more young people and adults take part in fun and healthy sports programmes.  

The afternoon of free activities was delivered by 1610 leisure, Tone leisure, SASP, on-your-bike.org and Taunton North Youth Club.

Jane Edmonds, our Assistant Director, said: “People from Taunton, including our residents, really enjoyed today’s free community sports day, which goes to show that people will actively engage in sport – if the opportunities to do so are available at a local level.

“We takes building strong and healthy communities seriously. We’re working with local residents and our partners to develop sports provision in communities where we also provide homes.

“Through Creating Active Communities we’re giving people the chance to try new activities, enjoy the benefits of regular sports exercise, and to experience what’s available locally.”

“Creating Active Communities will help make it easier for neighbourhoods to access sport – and hopefully create sporting habits for life.”



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