Sport and Active Lifestyles Fair

The Sport and Active Lifestyle Fair was in its second year and was once again organised by the Sports Service’s East North East team in partnership with Roundhay School

The event aims to promote and showcase the many sport and physical opportunities across the Inner East and Inner North East areas of the city, to children, young people and adults, through various information stalls, demonstrations and taster sessions where people can join in and have a go at different sports.

Around 20 young sports leaders from the school also supported the event and played a key role in ensuring that everything ran smoothly.

The event was once again supported by the Inner East and Inner North East Area Committee through the Well Being Fund and was promoted to over 40 primary and secondary schools

This year an estimated 500 people attended the event which took place both indoors and outdoors on the school grounds. There were lots of activities to have a go at including:

Cricket, rugby, tennis, golf, athletics, boxing, trampolining, climbing, basketball, table tennis and cycling.

There were also demonstrations in dance and gymnastics delivered by local sports organisations DAZL and Leeds Gymnastics Club.

In addition to this there were over 40 stalls consisting of sports clubs, leisure centres and community organisations where families could chat to sports coaches, club committee members and volunteers and take away information about the sports that were on offer. These involved a great mix of sports on offer and included things such as Gaelic Football, American Football, archery, hockey, martial arts, canoeing, sailing as well as the more recognised sports of football, cricket, netball, rugby to name but a few.

The event was supported by Leeds Rhinos, Leeds Rugby Foundation and Yorkshire Cricket Club who provided match day tickets as part of a free prize draw for everyone who registered.

Initial feedback from parents and sports clubs was very positive and a number of clubs have indicated a good level of interest in people joining their organisation.

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Image shows: Yorkshire County Cricket player Moin Ashraf, Keith Senior from the Leeds Rugby Foundation, Ronnie the Rhino and local children who attended the event.

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