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Youngsters are given a sporting chance
1:30pm Monday 19th August 2013 in News
HUNDREDS of families tried their hand at less mainstream sports to mark the anniversary of the 2012 Olympics in the inSwindon Sports Showcase.
More than 500 people turned up at Wharf Green last week to have a go at a range of different sports and activities, including martial arts, orienteering and wheelchair basketball.
From 11am to 3pm every day adults and youngsters went and had a go at different sports for free, and visitors finished up the week by trying out softball.
Chris Bailey, a sports coach for Swindon Council who headed up the showcase, said: “As a whole it’s been really encouraging, there’s been a lot of people turn up to have a go at different sports. It’s always good to try different sports and inSwindon have done a great job marking a year on from the Olympics.”
During the showcase visitors could also watch the 2013 World Championships in Athletics in Moscow on the Big Screen.
The event, which was supported by the Swindon Sports Forum, also included tennis, hockey and climbing.
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