Inspiring Peterborough sports day proves to be a knockout

Inspire Peterborough Sporting Saturday at the Cresset. Warwick Davis with JJ and Simon Howard at a Star Wars 1st Sensort Legion stand EMN-150124-174528009
Inspire Peterborough Sporting Saturday at the Cresset. Warwick Davis with JJ and Simon Howard at a Star Wars 1st Sensort Legion stand EMN-150124-174528009
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Hundreds of people of all ages made their way to a sporting extravaganza in Peterborough.

Organisers of Inspire Peterborough’s Sporting Saturday, held at the Cresset, Bretton, say that 1,000 people turned out to enjoy the fun.

Inspire Peterborough Sporting Saturday at the Cresset. Stewart Jackson and David Over in the boxing ring. EMN-150124-174335009

Inspire Peterborough Sporting Saturday at the Cresset. Stewart Jackson and David Over in the boxing ring. EMN-150124-174335009

It is only the second year the event, which aims to show people with disabilities the range of sporting opportunities in the city, has been staged.

Among the guests were Peterborough’s own film and TV star Warwick Davis who spent ages chatting to fans and having photographs taken.

He was joined by Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson and the Mayor of Peterborough Cllr David Over, who could not resist the temptation to jump into the boxing ring and try their hands at some sparing practice.

Nikki Griffiths, development manager for Inspire, said: “We are delighted at the number of people who attended.

Inspire Peterborough Sporting Saturday at the Cresset . Inspire Peterborough members Lili Griffiths, Helen WSismore, Mandy Thompson, Nikki Griffiths, EMN-150124-174807009

Inspire Peterborough Sporting Saturday at the Cresset . Inspire Peterborough members Lili Griffiths, Helen WSismore, Mandy Thompson, Nikki Griffiths, EMN-150124-174807009

“It was very well up on the 600 people at last year’s event.

She said “We had about 40 stands on show from health and wellbeing to a variety of sporting organisations and all were busy the entire day.

“We had boxing, football, rowing , dancing, wheelchair dance and so much more.

She added: “We have already had people ask when the next Sporting Saturday will be held.”

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