SHEPWAY TURNS OUT IN FORCE FOR “ACTIVE 50” LAUNCH’

On Friday 20th January 2017, Shepway Sports Trust was joined by Sir Roger De Haan and Damian Collins MP at Three Hills Sports Park for the launch of the ‘Active 50’ sports timetable, focusing on healthy and social activities for the older generation in Shepway.

The Trust was delighted by the turn- out to the launch event, with approximately 200 adults coming through the doors at Three Hills to re-connect with friends and try a variety of sporting activities.

The day was made up of a series of drop-in sessions at the facility, with individuals taking part in walking netball, curling, pickleball and low-impact circuits, to name just a few. For those less able or confident there was an option to spectate over tea and coffee in the hall or socialise in the café at Three Hills Sports Park. The morning session was launched with Shepway Sports Trust’s first walking group, where 50 individuals joined volunteer walk leaders for a walk around Folkestone, aided by brilliant weather!

Over a free buffet lunch, the crowd heard from Trevor Minter OBE DL, Chair of Shepway Sports Trust, Laurence Hickmott, Chief Executive of Shepway Sports Trust and Damian Collins MP, who talked about the importance of staying active, not just for physical but also mental health and wellbeing. The speeches finished with an inspirational Q&A between Damian Collins and David Staveley, Shepway Sports Trust silver ambassador and Masters Swimmer.

Shepway Sports Trust are now looking to the future, with four sessions now launched for the active older generation. We are delighted to be running the following activities:

  • Walking For Health: Every Monday 11 am- 12.15 pm (leaving from Three Hills Sports Park)
  • Low Impact Circuits: Every Thursday 11 am – 12 pm (Three Hills Sports Park)
  • Walking Football: Every Friday 11 am – 12 pm (Three Hills Sports Park)
  • 1 Length to 1K Swimming Programme: Every Monday 12- 1 pm or Wednesday 6.30- 8.30 am (Folkestone Sports Centre)

For more information about any of these sessions, including prices please contact Jordon Mann (j.mann@shepwaysportstrust.org / 01303 760677).

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