Gearing up up for Sports Comes to Town

Gary Wilson (second left) from the British Heart Foundation prepares to have a go at skipping as Lurgan Chamber of Commerce and Industry shows it's support for Sport Comes to Town and the British Heart Foundation. Joining in the fun were (from left) Lyn McNeill, Town Centre Manager; Robert Abraham, Lurgan Chamber of Commerce and Indusrty; Cllr Alan Carson, Mayor of Craigavon; Simon Dowey, Vice-Chair of Lurgan Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Chris Cassidy, Sport Comes To Town and Cathy Devlin, Investing in Health Officer. Picture By Rick Hewitt. INLM2411-812con.
Gary Wilson (second left) from the British Heart Foundation prepares to have a go at skipping as Lurgan Chamber of Commerce and Industry shows it's support for Sport Comes to Town and the British Heart Foundation. Joining in the fun were (from left) Lyn McNeill, Town Centre Manager; Robert Abraham, Lurgan Chamber of Commerce and Indusrty; Cllr Alan Carson, Mayor of Craigavon; Simon Dowey, Vice-Chair of Lurgan Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Chris Cassidy, Sport Comes To Town and Cathy Devlin, Investing in Health Officer. Picture By Rick Hewitt. INLM2411-812con.
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AS ‘Sport Comes 2 Town’ fast approaches, Craigavon Borough Council in partnership with Lurgan Chamber of Commerce and Industry is encouraging all budding athletes across the Borough and beyond to take part and get involved to keep their hearts healthy and lungs lively!

A University of Ulster Sports Academy initiative, Sport Comes 2 Town has been organised in partnership with Craigavon Borough Council and will be held on Saturday, June 25 in both Lurgan and Portadown.

The sporting extravaganza will showcase sports across the Borough including basketball, cheerleading, archery, volleyball, squash, Gaelic football, tennis and rowing to name but a few!

The free cross-community family day, aims to introduce new sports to people and encourage everyone to get active and keep their bodies, hearts and lungs fit and healthy. And with Craigavon being one of the first places in Northern Ireland to sign up as a British Heart Foundation (BHF) Northern Ireland Heart Town, the event is an excellent chance to learn about the many health benefits of sport and exercise.

Mayor of Craigavon, Councillor Alan Carson, said; “Council is delighted to partner with both Sport Comes 2 Town and the British Heart Foundation to encourage residents across the Borough to stay fit and healthy through the medium of sport and physical activity.

“The event provides an excellent opportunity to showcase the many benefits of sport including how it can help reduce the risk of heart disease, improve bones and joints and boost overall wellbeing. I would encourage everyone both young and old to come along on the day, try out something new and have fun!”

For further information on the Sport Comes 2 Town initiative and a full listing of events taking place in June, visit www.sportsulster.com.