Gallery: Sport Village encouraging Suffolk Show-goers to get active

Visitors got to take part in a range of activities in the sports village at the Suffolk Show 2015. T

Visitors got to take part in a range of activities in the sports village at the Suffolk Show 2015. The Ipswich Handball Club. - Credit: Archant

Get active, be active and stay active.

That was the message being urged onto show-goers of all ages and abilities at the Suffolk Sport Village.

The interactive zone was filled with more than 30 different sports and activities for people to try out, including archery, tennis, handball, cricket, boxing and bowls.

Kate Wooldridge, chairwoman of Ipswich JAFFA Running Club, said: “It’s the first time we’ve had a presence at the Suffolk Show and it’s been absolutely brilliant.”

The volunteers had a 150 metre route set-up for runners to either time themselves or race against a friend.


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The team from Suffolk Cricket were back for a fifth year with the aim of encouraging more women to get into the game.

“It’s about giving people some experience of cricket and having some fun too,” Andrew Blanchard, cricket development officer said.

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Sarah Dooley from University Campus Suffolk student union, and Matt Abbott from Elatus Sport were leading the children and young people’s activity tent.

Mr Abbott said they had an “amazing response”, with around 2,000 children getting involved on the first day.

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