Thousands inspired to Get Active at free festival
Thousands of people got a taste of the best the borough has to offer in sport, physical activity and health at Saturday’s Get Active Wandsworth festival.
The annual festival, now in its seventh year, encourages people to make healthy changes to their lifestyles by trying out free activities and linking up with local providers. The festival is organised and managed by Enable Leisure and Sport on behalf of Wandsworth Council.
The festival in King George’s Park featured a huge outdoor stage, hosted by local internet radio station Wandsworth Radio, plus a climbing wall, a mobile boxing ring, a fixed wheel cycling challenge, a large outdoor screen showing the Wimbledon Ladies Tennis Final, tennis, korfball, frescoball and a wide range of other sports and activities to try.
The festival got started with the year 5 and 6 Mini Olympix competition, in which teams from six schools competed across five different sports. Presenting winners Penwortham Primary school with their trophy, Enable Leisure & Culture Chair of the Board of Trustees, Clare Frankl-Bertrum, said: “What a great event which shows that Wandsworth has a strong connection with sport and physical activity from a young age, as demonstrated the previous weekend with the borough’s second place in the London Youth Games”.
The council’s leisure spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said: “It’s great that so many local people went along to this event, connecting with local community organisations and finding out about how they could lead healthier and more active lives.”
Photos and videos from the event can be found at www.facebook.com/activewandsworth.
For more information on how you can get more active visit www.getactivelondon.com/wandsworth or call Enable Leisure & Sport on (020) 8871 8154.
To get involved in next year’s event please email firstname.lastname@example.org.