Families gather for traditional sports day (published 17/06/2019)

Published Monday, 17 June 2019

FAMILIES GATHERED in Argents Mead on Saturday (15 June) to enjoy a Traditional sports day and take part in some of the popular school games they may have enjoyed growing up.

The free event, which was organised by Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, included an egg and spoon race, three-legged and relay races, as well as a grand finale of a tug of war.

The newly appointed Mayor, Councillor Mrs Lynda Hodgkins, was joined by her consort and her two cadets who threw themselves into proceedings, teaming up for the three-legged race and then all four of them forming a team for the relay race.

Physical Activity Co-ordinator at the Borough Council and organiser Liz Causon said:

We were grateful not to be rained off after the recent wet weather, and while we didn’t bask in the blazing sunshine of previous years, everyone seemed to enjoy the chance to get some fresh air and have some fun. The day was compered by Mark Rowley of Fosse 107 who, after careful observation on the technique used for Welly Wanging, then went on to win it!

The Mayor presented trophies to the winners of all the races and everyone who took part went home with a medal.

Executive Member for Sport at the Borough Council, Councillor Keith Nichols, said:

Thanks to everyone for coming along and making the event such a success.  It was good to see everyone having such a good time and not letting the showers dampen their spirits.