A brand new sport is taking off in Ipswich with the launch of the town’s very first Kurling Club at the Ipswich County Library in Northgate Street.
The game, which is based on the Winter Olympic version, is currently going down a storm as part of the ActivIpswich sports project.
ActivIpswich is a project that is designed to encourage older adults to get involved with sport and is a partnership between ActivLives and Ipswich Borough Council.
“Kurling is a key part of our programme and is proving to be very popular” said Mike McCarthy, the Project Activator, “It is a very accessible and social sport – just like the game that we all watched at the Winter Olympics but without the ice and all of that frantic sweeping!”
Kurling is a new sport that is particularly accessible for the 60+ age group – the ‘stones’ are sent towards the target with a special stick so there is no need to bend down low to play. “It really is great fun, a sport that anyone can get involved with and the library provides us with a great venue to hold the weekly sessions”, said Mike.
The club will be held every Friday between 10am -1pm and the cost is £2.50 per session (the first session is free), with refreshments included.
If you would like to learn a new game in a friendly, social atmosphere just drop in on a Friday and give it a try or call Mike on 01473 345350 for more information.