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Age no barrier to fitness at Beacon Sports Centre

Beacon Sports Centre in Beaconsfield is inviting local residents aged 55 years and over, to make getting active one of their New Year’s Resolutions this January.

The leisure centre, which is operated as a charitable social enterprise by Better, will be hosting a series of activities designed specifically for older people these include:

Walking Football, Fridays, 9am – 10am

Short Mat Bowls, Thursdays, 2pm-4pm

Badminton, Thursdays, 10am-11am

A free activity day will take place on Monday 21st March between 10am – 1pm,  providing the opportunity to take part in aerobics, walking football, table tennis, short mat bowls, badminton and is ideal both for experienced participants or first timers.

Anyone taking part will be invited to join Better’s fundraising efforts for Sport Relief 2016, either through making a donation, joining a group or participating in a sponsored activity.

Staff at Beacon will also be using the event to talent spot and sign up sporting enthusiasts for the Better Games, an annual Olympics-style competition that pits teams of older sportsmen and women from districts across the UK against each other, in a range of sports ranging from table tennis and swimming to bowls and badminton.

Charlie Drury from Beacon Sports Centre comments: “The taster session is all about having fun and socialising and has been designed to suit all abilities and levels of fitness.  We hope to encourage older members of the community to become more active and enjoy the health and social benefits that getting involved can offer.

For further information on activities for the over 55 year olds at Beacon Sports centre contact:

Sam Parker, Assistant Manager, Sam.Parker@GLL.ORG or phone 01494 677764

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Notes to Editor:

About Better

Better is a consumer brand operated by GLL. Established in 1993, GLL is the largest UK-based charitable social enterprise delivering leisure, health and community services. We operate over 150 public sport and leisure centres and 27 libraries (including three prison libraries) in partnership with over 30 local councils, public agencies and sporting organisations. Our leisure facilities enjoy more than 39 million visitors a year with over 490,000 members.

Alongside our core leisure and library divisions, we also operate in sport and legacy development, health intervention and education – as well as offering the GLL Sports Foundation, one of the largest independent support programmes for talented young athletes in the UK.

 

About the Better Club Games

The Better Club Games is a competitive day of sport and physical activity for anyone aged 55+ and over. The Games have been running for 10 years.  The ethos of the Games is for older people to come together in a social friendly environment to play competitive sport. In turn this will encourage them to be regular active in later life.

For further press information

Leon Popplewell

Better

Leon.popplewell@gll.org

01895 837334

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