Hethersett is an Inspiration and it's Official
has won a prestigious national award along with praise from former Olympic
champion Sebastian Coe.
village’s sport in the park event, which is scheduled for Saturday July
24th, has been awarded the Inspire Mark, the badge of the
London 2012 Inspire programme which recognises innovative and exceptional
projects that are directly inspired by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic
village has been praised for “coming together in an exceptional display
of co-operation, generosity, goodwill and team spirit, to organise many
Olympic and traditional sports which the public can come along and try on
one safe, contained 7.5 acre site.”
Coe, Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and
Paralympic Games said: “The Inspire programme is ensuring the legacy of
the 2012 Games starts now as projects like "Sport in the Park"
are enabling people in Hethersett (and indeed Norfolk as a whole)
to make positive life changes.”
Parish Councillor and chair of the village’s Olympic 2012 organising
committee Shane Hull said: "Everyone of all ages and abilities will
be able to come along and try up to 20 Olympic sports and other games. All
will be made so welcome in our village and will be challenged to try out a
new sport without any fear of failure."
people have put in a considerable amount of hard work and the Inspire Mark
is a testimony to their endeavours and the generosity and community spirit
of people wishing to put Hethersett on the map. Sport in the Park will see
all the Olympic qualities coming to the fore. It also shows that all the
sports clubs and people connected with sport in the community can come
together for the benefit of the whole village,” Mr Hull added.
inaugural "Sport in the Park" event will be held on Hethersett
Memorial Playing Field, from 11am to 4pm on July 24th.
inspire programme is run by the London Organising Committee of the games
and provides an opportunity for everyone to feel a part of the games by
supporting a broad participation programme spanning sport participation,
education, sustainability, volunteering, and business opportunities and
skills. Its aim is also to support new opportunities to inspire young
people and encourage the whole of the UK to join in.