An Outstanding Year for Sport
and the Meltons’ Sports Association looked back on an outstanding year of
sport and forward to building a unique Olympic inspired legacy at its latest
meeting at Park Farm Hotel.
very well attended meeting celebrated 2012 sporting success that had seen
established sports clubs expand and the setting up of new social running
groups. Other successes included come and try sporting events, the annual
Hethersett Open Weekend and the first Hethersett 30/60 cycle ride. A number of
local groups worked together tirelessly throughout the year to improve the
fitness of local residents. Highlight of the year was the off route visit to
Hethersett of the official London Olympic flame, an event that attracted
almost 2,000 people in July.
association is going from strength to strength and our aim is to improve
fitness and offer more sport and leisure facilities for all ages from the
tiniest tots to pensioners. We will be working with groups such as the
Hethersett Olympic Legacy Committee, Hethersett Parish Council, South Norfolk
Council, Active Norfolk and many others to ensure that sport and fitness is
kept high on the agenda,” said chairman Peter Steward.
once again won the South Norfolk Village Games for villages and market towns
with populations of over 5,000 and come runners-up to Downham Market in the
county finals. The villages will be entering teams in Active Norfolk’s
alternative village games in January. The association is also currently
waiting to hear whether a grant application to the South Norfolk Northern
River Valley’s Board has been successful.
association has set a number of aims for 2013 which include: Improving sports
and leisure facilities in Hethersett and the Meltons, setting up new clubs in
a variety of sports including tennis, rounders, handball and other minority
sports and encouraging more participation in sport by girls and women.
association will also be lobbying for improved cycle paths between Little
Melton and Hethersett and Hethersett and Wymondham and launching a campaign
encouraging more walking and cycling and less vehicle use in the three
special come and try sports evening will be held on Hethersett Memorial Field
on May 22nd when the public will be able to try their hand at up to
eight different sporting activities free of charge. The association will also
be supporting Hethersett’s annual open weekend which will run from July 5th
group’s next meeting will be on January 28th. Full details of
coming events and other information are available on the web site which can be
accessed by clicking here.