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Through to County Finals

Hethersett proved at the weekend that when it comes to sport they have strength in depth. 

The village won the large villages/towns section of the South Norfolk games held at Framingham Earl Sports Centre. Pictured above are just a few of the victorious Hethersett team.

A day of activity saw 13 villages – large and small- taking part in a variety of sports that included archery, badminton, darts, rounders, short mat bowls, table tennis, netball, tennis, watt bikes, five-a-side football and athletics. 

A number of regional events organised by Active Norfolk and inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are being held throughout June with the winning teams taking part in Norfolk finals  at the UEA Sportspark on 4th September. 

The competition is split into three groups for small villages, medium villages and larger villages and market towns. 

Hethersett fielded over 50 people of all ages in the various activities, becoming overall winners in the adult and youth five-a-side football, the watt bikes challenge, the 4x100 metres relay and the 1,000 metres. This gave them overall first in the section for large villages and a place in the Norfolk final. 

“It was an excellent day of fun competition suitable for all ages and very much in line with what we are trying to achieve in Hethersett and the Meltons through our new sports association and the well established Olympic Committee. We are looking forward to taking on the best in the county finals. That will be some challenge as we will be pitting our skills against some of the county’s larger towns,” said Hethersett Village Sports Co-ordinator Peter Steward.