Epsom and Ewell takes the title at Better Club Games 2012
A team from Epsom and Ewell beat 500 over 55-year-olds to win the 2012 Better Club Games, held at Brixton Recreation Centre on Friday 19th October 2012.
The annual event was run by charitable Social Enterprise GLL and hosted for the fourth year running in the London Borough of Lambeth. It aims to encourage older people to become more active and to highlight the social and physical benefits that sporting activities can offer to individuals of all ages.
Participants took part in nine sporting events ranging from Badminton, Short Tennis, Swimming, Timed Cycle, Dominoes, Darts and Short & Long Mat Bowls. Proudly representing their boroughs the teams hailed from the London boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Greenwich, Ealing, Lambeth, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hackney, Merton, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Westminster, Waltham Forest, Epsom and Ewell as well as Crystal Palace National Sports Centre and Rivermead Leisure Centre.
The winning team Epsom and Ewell team held on to the champions’ title for the second year running. Team Greenwich came a close second and Team Tower Hamlets came third. Mark Sesnan GLL Managing Director opened the event and Olympic Gold Medallist Anthony Joshua spoke to competitors and presented the awards.
Sue Robinson, Event Organiser said "It was a fantastic day and we were delighted to welcome the new boroughs to the annual club games. We had a record number of people competing and it’s clear to see so many people from all generations have been inspired by the games."
In addition to the sporting activities, entertainment on the day was a tap dance performance from Epsom and Ewell’s Rainbow Tappers and Spa London provided free massages.
Carolyn Myring, organiser of the Club Games said; "The annual Club Games is in its seventh year and we have hundreds of competitors and spectators representing all of our partnerships. This year has been by far the largest games and what is great is that?anyone can take part regardless of?their skill?or ability;?all that’s needed?is for competitors to be over the age of 55 years. GLL?continues to encourage and promote a healthy and active lifestyle for older people through our Better Health & Fitness concessionary membership and Community Development team"