Activities for all the family with Better UK

21 Aug 2019

As a social enterprise and the UK’s largest leisure centre provider, Better UK are very proud to be partnering with Team GB for their mass participation initiative, I Am Team GB.

Better UK believe everyone in the community should be able to enjoy the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle. So they'll be helping to organise a range of community-based activities and play their part in supporting what will be The Nation’s Biggest Sports Day. With hundreds of free activities taking place across the UK throughout the August Bank Holiday weekend, there’s no better time to join in and get moving.

From sports days for all ages and family rounders to family swimming and walking netball, they're hosting a number of events at a Better Leisure Centre near you. Whether you want to try something new or revisit your favourite childhood activity, you’ll find everything you need to get moving and have fun.

To get involved, ask a member of staff at your local Better leisure centre, or start your free activity search now!

Opportunities for everyone

Like I Am Team GB, Better UK are committed to getting the whole nation moving. Last September Better UK spoke to older adults from St Pancras and Somers Town, London, to find out how they were preparing for the upcoming BETTER Club Games. After receiving much interest from the ladies about Walking Netball, they set up a partnership with England Netball to help host new 55+ Walking Netball sessions at the Better (Pancras Square) leisure centre.

Now running on a weekly basis, eight participants attend sessions delivered by an England Netball coach. Not only does this offer them the opportunity to practice their netball shooting and passing drills, they also enjoy, according to their coach, a “wiggle and a giggle”. By training and playing together, they are building confidence and improving their netball skills ahead of the annual BETTER Club Games later this year. What’s more, they also have a chance at competing in the England Netball tournament. This is a great example of Better's many ‘Later Life’ and ‘Club’ programmes. For more information, visit the Better UK website.

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