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Date published: 16th November 2017

A sports and activities project designed to provide exercise opportunities to isolated individuals and communities in North Norfolk has been named the best of its kind in Norfolk.

North Norfolk District Council’s Sports Clubs and Hubs project, funded by Sport England, creates activities for the 50-plus and 14 to 25 year old age groups.

It won the Activity in the Community category at the Norfolk Sports Awards on Tuesday evening.

The project sees professional instructors providing affordable sporting activities in rural locations in the district. These activities include Pilates, tai chi, seated exercise, yoga and walking football.

Awards judges said: “Over 2,000 individual participants have had the chance to take part in exercise classes in North Norfolk thanks to this Sport England funded project.

“Sports Clubs and Hubs was set up to provide sustainable access to sports and physical activities to isolated individuals and communities across the district, using village halls and school sites as community sports hubs.

“The project has delivered activities to 26 different venues across the district so far, which has strengthened the social capital in those communities.” 

Reacting to the news of the win, Cllr Maggie Prior, North Norfolk District Council Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing and Leisure, said: “This is brilliant news, I am so proud of the NNDC team!

“The fact that they work so well as a team has a substantial part to play in this. Huge congratulations to them all.” 

For the full list of winners, announced yesterday at a ceremony held at Open in Norwich, click here.

Last updated: 16th November 2017