Sports Grant Applied For
A number of new
sports and leisure clubs could soon be springing up in South Norfolk following
the latest meeting of Hethersett and the Meltons Sports Association.
It was agreed to
put together a grant bid for new clubs and equipment for existing clubs with
the aim of launching petanque, rounders and tennis clubs in the villages next
is also looking into the possibility of starting up a number of minor sports
such as goalball, handball and volleyball.
“We have a
wonderful opportunity in our three villages of marking Olympic year with a
true legacy by starting up new clubs and supporting existing ones. A number of
village groups will be working together to look at the whole question of
fitness and well being and encourage more people to take part in regular
exercise,” said association chairman Peter Steward.
Plans could also
see another beginners’ running club being started in the Spring to function
alongside the existing social running club started by the association this
year in partnership with Active Norfolk.
“As well as
introducing new clubs we will be looking to provide fun facilities such as
cement table tennis tables and basketball hoops at various venues. These are
exciting times for fitness in our villages,” Peter Steward said, adding that
grants would also be sought to extend and improve the existing pavilion on
Hethersett Memorial Playing Field.
celebrated an outstanding year for sport in Hethersett and the Meltons which
saw their team win the Active Norfolk South Norfolk Village Games and finish
runners-up in the county finals to Downham Market.
Reports were also
given on the three day Hethersett Open Weekend, the May come and try sports
evening, the massive Sport in the Park event, the villages’ pledge to
fitness campaign and the off route visit of the Official London 2012 Olympic
Nest year will
also see the association launch a campaign encouraging people to walk and
cycle within the villages and also giving support to extend cycle paths
between Hethersett and Little Melton and Hethersett and Wymondham.
is open to clubs and individuals either working in or with an interest in
sport, recreation, fitness and well being. The next meeting will be at Park
Farm Hotel, Hethersett, at 7.30 p.m on November 26th. More
information on the association is available on the web site