Picture Gallery: FitBeat in Emsworth Park

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EMSWORTH park came to life as residents flocked to the grounds for a free workout.

The sun came out for the fourth annual FitBeat event, which saw a cheerleading performance from Gems Dance School and a gymnastic display and lesson from Team GB athlete Harry Owen.

Harry stayed for a couple of hours, teaching visitors how to have fun on the pommel horse, before heading to BBC Cardiff, for the all important announcement that he is to represent Team GB at the Commonwealth Games.

Organiser Ruth Dancer said: “It was another fantastic year for FitBeat, with Southern Co-op generously making us their community card share recipients, which meant we can put on the event for free.

“It lets people in Emsworth know about the wonderful sports available to them. We had everything from softball, and horse riding, to tai chi and tennis. I wholeheartedly believe sport has so many benefits, particularly for children, and we want to give people every opportunity to give different sports a try.”

Organisers also awarded two people with vouchers for Alexandra Sports. Gemma Williams won the award for the adult who has given the most to sports, due to her commitment and passion as the owner of Gems Dance School.

Molly Hill won the award for child who has achieved the most through sport.

George Turner, co-organiser, said: “It takes a lot to give up your time day in and day out to helping others to find their love of sport.

“I am so impressed by everything Gem does and we received a huge number of nominations for her through our website this year.

“It is a pleasure to award both Gem and Molly with their certificates and vouchers.”




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