Older generation inspired

Over 60's sports day at Newbury Community Centre''Pictured: Doreen Hopkins and David Haygarrens in a game of tiddly winks
Over 60's sports day at Newbury Community Centre''Pictured: Doreen Hopkins and David Haygarrens in a game of tiddly winks
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A COMMUNITY centre got into the Olympics spirit on Tuesday by hosting a sports day for the over 60s.

The Howard Estate Over 60s club, held its ‘Alternative Summer Games’ at the Newbury Community Centre for its members to enjoy a day of fun sports.

Over 60's sports day at Newbury Community Centre''Pictured: Roger Ballam (70) got silver in the welly throwing

Over 60's sports day at Newbury Community Centre''Pictured: Roger Ballam (70) got silver in the welly throwing

Games included darts and shuffle board in the main hall, and tiddly winks and ‘Don’t ring the bell’ in the smaller hall.

David Haygreens, 70, a member of the club, said: “Today was brilliant.

“At first I thought it might be a bit silly, but it was a fantastic day.”

The club meets every Tuesday, but this week was the first time they have put on something different.

Around 55 people turned up for the event, and prizes were given in by members of the club.

Vice-chairman John Cracknell, 80, said: “Most of the members who have come here today have taken on different games.

“I did boules outside, even though the weather has been on and off all day.”

The weather clearly did not put people off, as Roger Ballam, 70, who got a silver medal in the welly throwing, said: “It’s been different to what we usually do.

“It’s been a great day.”