Fantastic turnout to 'Give it a Go' with local societies and sports clubs in Spalding

Posted on 26 June 2019

There was a huge turnout of families looking to Give it a Go in Spalding this weekend, as over 900 people visited Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field to try a wide range of free activities and sports.

Give it a Go, ran by South Holland District Council's community development team, gave residents of all ages the opportunity to try new sports, dance, exercises and activities for free, and meet clubs and societies from across the district on the lookout for new members.

The event has grown incredibly, with almost twice as many people attending as in 2018, and 22 local clubs and groups offering tasters of their activities and stalls with more information. Highlights included Four Winds Equestrian Centre who brought along two ponies, Spalding United and Pinchbeck United Ladies and Girls' skills drills, Karate Spalding and ABC Boxing's training sessions, ARC aerial fitness, Long Sutton Target Shooting Club and slime making with Red Granny's Recreation Station. 

Councillor Gary Taylor, South Holland Council portfolio holder for communities and facilities, said: "Give it a Go felt like the perfect start to what is a busy summer of community events across South Holland, and the incredible amount of people who came along to try some exciting new, fun and free activities was a great way to kick it all off.

"I was really happy to attend the event and the enjoyment of everyone who came along was clear to see. We have had great feedback from residents and clubs alike and I'd like to say thank you to everyone who came and took part in the event, our community development team for their great work in organising it, and to all of the groups, clubs and societies who put on some brilliant activities and tasters during the day."

The Communities team will have more free opportunities to try new sports and arts activities across the district this summer with their 'Activate!' events at the following locations:

  • Wednesday 31 July, Glen Park, Surfleet
  • Wednesday 7 August, Elizabethan Centre, Whaplode Drove
  • Wednesday 14 August, Donington Community Centre, Donington
  • Wednesday 21 August, Haywain Drive, Deeping St Nicholas
  • Wednesday 28 August, Cinder Ash Park, Long Sutton

To see a full list of the clubs and groups who took part in Give it a Go, or to find out more about Activate and other future Communities events, visit the Communities Facebook page at shdc_communities.