School Sports' legacy in Sutton supported by GB Olympic Athletes
17th June 2013
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Sutton Arena is no more.  It is now the Everyone Active David Weir Leisure Centre and recently the health and fitness professionals joined forces with schools in Sutton and nearby London Boroughs to create a legacy of sport, competition and community engagement.  They were partnered in this by Fit for Sport the UK's leading healthy activities provider.

Following on from the wonderful London 2012 Games, children were promised a legacy of sport and the Legacy Games aims to deliver exactly this.

Inspiring 1,000 7-11 year olds in one day is no mean feat but Fit for Sport and Everyone Active have pledged to work together to engage 500,000 children across the UK in sport and activity to encourage a healthy active lifestyle.  In partnership with Sutton Council, this was the first joint venture and marked the start of this national initiative.

There were a range of activities and sports for the children to try and they were joined by Olympic Gymnast Beth Tweddle, who joined in their activities and then, along with  former Bronze medallist swimmer Steve Parry, presented their medals at the end of the day in a closing ceremony.

The day was a great sucess but it should not just be a one-off.  Fit for Sport CEO and Founder Dean Horridge said "to ensure a lasting legacy, it is vital that we work together to engage children in activity through participation: this will then encourage them to lead a healthy, active life.  This event demonstrates that, with a little effort and commitment, fitness professionals, education specialists and local communities can work together to develop a lasting legacy of sport for children."

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