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Hethersett is an Inspiration and it's Official

Hethersett has won a prestigious national award along with praise from former Olympic champion Sebastian Coe. 

The 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 Games. 

The 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.”  

Lord 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.” 

Hethersett 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." 

“Many 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. 

The inaugural "Sport in the Park" event will be held on Hethersett Memorial Playing Field, from 11am to 4pm on July 24th.  

The 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.