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- 10 October 2013 00:00
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The summer-long Cheshire West and Chester Celebration of Sport Campaign has drawn to a close having reached 12,500 local residents in a bid to get them inspired to participate in sport and physical activity.
The initiative saw just over 90 local events being staged as part of a partnership between Cheshire West and Chester Council, Sport Cheshire and Brio Leisure.
Held across the whole of the summer, the campaign was brought to a close with an open day at West Cheshire which offered people from the area the chance to try out activities ranging from synchronised swimming and martial arts to fitness classes and a pool inflatable sessions.
There were also demonstrations and display stands featuring a variety of activities such as handball, rowing, polerobics, basketball and street soccer.
"Sport Cheshire, on behalf of Cheshire West and Chester Council, are delighted to bring our partners together to celebrate the success of the Celebration of Sport campaign,” said Sport Cheshire Chief Executive Anne Boyd.
"This campaign has been fundamental in harnessing the legacy of London 2012 for local communities.
"Through the campaign, more than 90 local events have been staged, reaching more than 12,500 local residents to be inspired to get involved in sport and physical activity this summer."
Councillor Stuart Parker, the Executive Member for Culture and Recreation, also hailed the campaign.
"The Celebration of Sport has brought our residents a summer of fantastic activities - and what better way to bring it to a close than with this exciting open day,” he said.
"You can try out a new activity, watch some exciting demonstrations, experience Brio Leisure facilities and talk to the experts - all for free.
"There will be something for all ages and abilities so don't miss this opportunity to get active and have fun."