Action photos from a great day of sport and fitness in Kibworth

“I’ve never seen so many smiles on kids’ faces as they really got into their special coaching classes all day"

Monday, 7th September 2020, 2:28 pm
Updated Monday, 7th September 2020, 2:32 pm
Tumble and cheer perform during the Kibworth get active day. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Over 100 thrilled youngsters and scores of parents took part in a pulsating day of sport and fitness in Kibworth on Sunday (September 6).

Families from throughout the Harborough village and beyond jumped out of bed and headed to the five-hour sporting extravaganza staged from 10am-3pm.

Today Cllr Kevin Feltham said both Kibworth Beauchamp and Kibworth Harcourt parish councils came together brilliantly to support and stage the day of “safe activities”.

Coach Vicky Gallagher teaches basketball to youngsters. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

“I was there almost all day and it couldn’t have gone any better.

“We had at least 120 kids turn out and take part along with so many mums and dads.

“The sun shone and it stayed dry, the weather was spot on.

“The day kicked off with a stretch and flex session at 9am and it all hurtled along from there on,” said Kevin, who sits on both councils as well as being a county councillor.

Coach John Mulholland with youngsters during the Kibworth get active day. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

“I’ve never seen so many smiles on kids’ faces as they really got into their special coaching classes all day.

“The whole day really brought our community together – it was such a positive day socially as well as getting both children and adults active.”

The non-stop mix of sports and other high-energy pastimes and pursuits was ran by Corby-based Fiesta Sports Coaching.

“They did a fantastic job.

Sporty fun...youngsters during the Kibworth get active day. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

“Their coaches put on classes in so many different activities from football to basketball, quick cricket to street dance and ultimate frisbee.

“We’ve managed to stage this from start to finish in just the last few weeks – and it was a massive success,” said Kevin.

“We certainly want to organise it again next year and make it an annual event.

“I want to say a special thank you to our parish clerk Maria Smith.

Tumble and cheer perform during the Kibworth get active day. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

“She worked very closely with Fiesta Sports to make this all happen and she did a great job, working round the clock.”

The sporting spectacular went ahead at Kibworth’s outstanding new £45,000 Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) at Warwick Park.

“This facility only opened a few weeks ago.

“But it’s already proving so popular and it’s going to be a huge asset for everyone across Kibworth,” said Kevin.

“Well done to everyone for coming along and helping to make this a real day to remember.”

Coach John Mulholland with youngsters during the Kibworth get active day. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Youngsters play football during the Kibworth get active day. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Josh Jackson teaches youngsters a dance routine. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER