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November 2011

Hethersett and the Meltons Sports Association celebrated a year of success at its latest meeting.

The association was founded in February to celebrate sporting success and support improved facilities for fitness, leisure, sport and well being in Hethersett, Great Melton and Little Melton. The latest meeting heard of a hectic year for clubs and individuals with Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club gaining the national Clubmark award and Hethersett Olympic Weekend proving another massive success with three days of events including a well supported village fun run and a sport in the park event which had featured over 20 come and try events.

Hethersett Hawks Cycle Speedway Club had hosted British Championships on the Memorial Playing Field, an Open Spaces Group had been launched to look into the best use of green spaces in Hethersett, new play equipment had been put in place on Hethersett Memorial Playing Field, Hethersett had won the South Norfolk Village Games and finished second in the Norfolk County Village Games and the Memorial Playing Field Bowls Club and Great Melton Cricket Club had both gained promotion.

The meeting heard that 2012 promises to be an even busier year following on from Hethersett’s triumph in being named Norfolk Sports Village of the Year and Norfolk Sports Champion of Champions in the competition organised jointly by the Eastern Daily Press Newspaper and Active Norfolk.

January will see a special pledge pod visiting Woodside Nursery and Infants School to allow local people to pledge towards fitness in 2012. March will see the inaugural Hethersett 30/60 cycling event starting and finishing in the village. The end of May will see a come and try it sports event on the Memorial Field, featuring a number of activities. Next year’s Open Weekend will take place from June 22nd to 24th and will again feature a village fun run, major ladies five a side football tournament, a swimming marathon and a come and try event featuring even more sports. The year will also see international cycle speedway matches in Hethersett between Great Britain and Poland.

July will see the official London 2012 Olympic Torch making a special off route visit to the village to mark Hethersett’s outstanding achievements in support of the Games over the past two years. This follows on from the visit this year of the 1948 London Olympic Torch.

Hethersett and the Meltons Sports Association is looking for new members and welcomes anybody, either individual or club, interested in sport, fitness, well being and improving the environment. The next meeting will take place in February. More information is available from association chairman Peter Steward on 01603 811052.