BALLYMONEY is gearing up for a sporting extravaganza on Saturday 3rd November at the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre.
The ‘Sport Comes 2 Town’ Festival is part of the Sport for Peace Building Project which is funded under the European Union’s PEACE III programme and managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by the North East PEACE III Partnership. It is a community engagement project which promotes sport in the local community and encourages families to get active and stay active.
On offer will be cage soccer, archery, wrestling, zumba, volleyball, hockey, netball and many more fun activities including a bouncy castle, face painting, climbing tower and an Olympic ropes challenge. All of these activities will be on offer from 10am – 3pm and motivation will be on hand courtesy of the Q97.2 outdoor broadcast team, who will be cheering participants on from the sidelines.
The North East PEACE III Sport for Peace Building project has also been granted the prestigious Inspire Mark, the badge of the London 2012 Inspire Programme, which recognises innovative and exceptional projects that are directly inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Kyle Ferguson from the University of Ulster Sports Academy said: “Sport Comes 2 Town is all about getting the community engaged in sport, building partnerships and creating pathways. This project brings the benefits of sport to the community by working with local sports clubs throughout the country to inspire and encourage people to get involved. Sport is not just for the elite, it is for families from small kids to parents and grandparents, so I would encourage everyone to get active and support sport in your area.”