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Community Trust Festival of Sport this weekend

8 August 2018

Fleetwood Town’s Community Trust will host their Festival of Sport event on Saturday 11th August at Fleetwood Rugby Club, in aid of Once Upon a Smile.

The Festival of Sport event aims to raise money and support to the chosen charity, Once Upon a Smile.

Celebrities such as Danny Miller, who plays Aaron Dingle in Emmerdale, and Daniel Jillings, who acts in Hollyoaks as Billy Parker, will play in a football match against the Fleetwood Town Community Trust staff, and meet all who attend on the day.

Those that attend the event will get the chance to meet the celebrities involved along with photograph opportunities, with the overall aim to increase awareness of the physical activities that take place in Fleetwood, and the surrounding areas by offering taster activities for all ages and genders in the local community.

The event will see Fleetwood Town Community Trust, Wyre Netball, Fleetwood Cricket Club and many more sports organisations across the Wyre and Fylde area work together to provide activities such as Street Dance, Karate and Walking Football.

Members of staff from the sports clubs above, alongside YMCA representatives and Fleetwood Rugby Club coaches will be on hand throughout the day to promote what fantastic work they do; and to showcase a variety of sports skills and drills.

John Hartley, the Community Sports Development Officer at Fleetwood Town Community Trust spoke about the upcoming event and how it can help spread awareness of the wonderful activities that take place in the local area.

“The Fleetwood Town Festival of Sport will be a great opportunity for the community to join in with any of the activities on the day.

“This day is about making people aware of what is available on a weekly basis in and around Fleetwood, and to share what the Fleetwood Town Community Trust offers to people aged three and above.”

George Greenall, who plays for Fleetwood Flyers Walking Football team was asked about the festival and explained how Walking Football is a growing sport, and how it can benefit people over the age of 50.

“Walking football is a great example of how somebody over 50-years-old can get keep fit and stay active. With this festival, it will be fantastic to showcase what we do and how we can help people in the local community.”


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