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Let the games begin for over-55s

Senior West Oxfordshire residents are being invited to take part in a special sporting competition.

The Better Club Games targeted at the over-55s are being held at the Windrush Leisure Centre in Witney on Saturday May 21 with a range of competitive sports available including swimming, table tennis, badminton and walking football as well as exhibition sports such as short tennis and the racquet-based pickleball.

The aim of the event which runs from 10am-4pm is to encourage more people to take up sport and physical activities on a regular basis.

Diana Shelton, Shared Head of Leisure and Community Services at West Oxfordshire District Council which owns the centre operated by Better Leisure, said: “This is a great opportunity for those wanting to exercise more to try out a range of activities with like-minded individuals.

“It would be fantastic to see more people improving their health and fitness as a result of this competition.”

For those wanting to train ahead of the big day, weekly sessions are being held covering badminton, swimming, tennis, table tennis and football at the Bartholomew Sports Centre, Eynsham as well as the Carterton, Chipping Norton and Windrush Leisure Centres from as little as £2 per session.

Rod Noble, Community Sports Manager at Better Leisure parent company GLL, said: “The day is all about having fun and socialising so don’t be worried if you have not played sport for a while. For those West Oxfordshire residents interested in becoming more active this is an event that can get their new fitness regime started.”

Anyone interested should contact their local Better Leisure Centre or email
BetterGoActive@GLL.org

Posted : 01/04/2016 16:26:43

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