A weekend to try sport in Sudbury

ORGANISERS are planning an action-packed two-day event in and around Sudbury next weekend focusing on sport.

The event is called Sudbury Celebrates 2012, and young people from Sudbury’s twin towns in Germany and Denmark are arriving to take part in a wide range of activities.

The big attraction will be at the Delphi Centre in Newton Road on Saturday when an “It’s a Knockout” competition will be held, starting at 10.30am.

Free taster sessions of sports are on offer at Great Cornard Sports Centre over the weekend, including badminton, tennis, archery, basketball, karate, hockey, trampolining, rock climbing, netball and an exercise dance class, zumba.

On Saturday, Friars Meadow will offer cycling, with skateboarding and BMX riding in Belle Vue Park. And there will also be free sessions at the Kingfisher leisure centre, including karate, power plate training, kuk sool wan and swimming.

Lesley Ford-Platt, chairman of Sudbury Market Town Partnership, which has organised the event alongside Sudbury Rotary Club, AFC Sudbury and town councillors, said: “We would especially like to encourage more teams to take part in ‘It’s a Knockout’.

“During the event, local voluntary and community organisations can promote themselves, sell goods or run games of their own to help raise funds for their own activities.” 

Copies of the programme of events will be available from the Tourist Information Centre at Sudbury Library.