A new sports programme for the over 50s is being launched at Bath Sports and Leisure Centre next week, giving local residents the opportunity to get active and enjoy a little competition.
The sports, which are exclusively for people over the age of 50, include football, basketball, volleyball, netball and indoor cricket.
The activities will take place indoors in the main sports hall, and include competitive games of 6 a side every Tuesday afternoon from 2.30pm and Thursday mornings from 9.30am.
Anyone over the age of 50 in ‘active condition’ is being encouraged to take part.
Event organiser, David James said: “Today’s 60 year old is the new 40 and people this age can be very active and easily capable of playing team sports.
“Why shouldn’t the over 50s take up team sports again; going to the gym, cycling, etc are excellent ways to keep fit but you can’t beat team banter, fun and competitive games to feel alive!”
Participants will also be encouraged to take part in social events outside the sports hall, creating a new network of friends.
All abilities, and fitness levels are being invited to join in. Individual participating players simply book a place online and turn up. Players will be put into teams on arrival.
There is no joining fee but places are limited to 12 per game and cost £5. Allocation is on a first come basis.
For more information about the programme, visit: www.lifeintheolddogs.com.