Competition was fierce among the teams of older people from across the East Riding who have battled it out at in the Inter-Village Games.
A total of 17 teams, who have all been established thanks to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s ‘Let’s Get Moving’ programme, competed in the bi-annual sports event held at East Riding Leisure Beverley.
The programme, which is funded by adult services, aims to encourage the over 50s and disabled adults to take part in fun activities, like soft bowls, seated aerobics and new Age Kurling, as a way of promoting independence, overcoming social isolation and increasing activity levels.
Councillor Richard Burton, council portfolio holder for civic wellbeing and culture, said: “The ‘Let’s Get Moving’ programme is just one of a number of schemes offered by the council’s sport, play & arts service at one of our many leisure centres across the East Riding with the aim of helping people to get active and stay active regardless of age or ability.
“The Inter-village games gives everyone who has been benefitting from the programme over the past six years to come together and take part in what is a truly a fun and friendly competition.”
The teams each played three games of soft bowls on the day with the winners of each group playing in two semi-finals.
‘Not at Our Best’ were crowned the overall winners at the end of the competition which has been hailed by participants and organisers as a positive, fun and friendly event.
Sarah Johnson, sport and active communities officer, said: “Everyone who took part in the Inter-Village Games really enjoyed it and we’ve had some really positive feedback from the event.
“It is always a fiercely competitive event but one that is a lot of fun and incredibly rewarding to watch and be a part of.”
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