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Women and Girl's Sports Festival

Women and Girls from across the Borough are invited to come along to a special sports festival being held on Saturday 25th January. The second annual Women and Girls Sports Festival is open to all ages, and abilities, interested in finding out information or trying some of the sports available locally.

 

The free event, at the Bunyan Centre, aims to entertain with a wide-range of activity taster sessions from wheelchair basketball to fitness classes and face painting to bouncy castle fun. The event starts at 11am and activity will be taking place until 4pm with visitors welcome to drop in at anytime.

 

Bedford Borough Council have organised the event to provide more opportunities for women and girls to get involved in sport locally. There will also be demonstrations throughout the day and information areas where you can find more out about the activities and classes that are on offer.

 

Cllr Doug McMurdo, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said: “Sport England research has identified that only 19% of adult women in Bedford participate in the recommended amount of physical activity per week. There is also a significant drop out rate for girls participating in three hours of P.E and out of hours school sport per week from school years 8 to 9. With so much on offer locally, we wanted to show how taking part in regular physical activity is easy, enjoyable and affordable.”

 

Details of activities taking place and programme for the day are available at  www.bedford.gov.uk/sport

 

Stalls attending on the day include:

 

Face painting
Bowls
Snooker
Sports massage
ACCM
Team Beds & Luton
Sports Development and Leisure Card
Bedford College
BeeZee Bodies
Bedford Harriers
Rowing
iCycle
Priory Sailing Club
Rebellion Rollerderby
 

 

Adult males are welcome to attend in order to supervise and support those taking part on the day.

 

Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

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