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Residents urged to join the games

Residents are being encouraged to take part in a mini Olympic games in their community.

Cannock Chase Council has organised the Chase Community Games in an aim to celebrate the year of the Olympic Games in London and encourage people to take part in physical activity.

The council has joined forces with the Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust to set up events all over the region.

Games events include charity football matches, play rangers sessions for children in local parks, a circus event, fun fairs, talent shows and more.

Street Stadia are also being set up all over the district. These involve a multi sports arena which can be set up in minutes to provide a place for people aged eight to 17 to take part in team games such as dodge ball, volleyball. The stadia are organised by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and are free to attend.

Another event, Walk 2 Win, will encourage children to take part in a one or two-mile walk and treasure hunt, which will end with an Olympic-nic and sports event.

Tony McGovern, corporate director for Cannock Chase Council, said: “The Chase Community Games is a great way to get the local community together to celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“We want to inspire people to take part in local sporting activities and showcase local clubs to improve the health and wellbeing our of residents.

“We have developed a fun packed programme of events taking place across the district.”


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