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Healthy Competition at the Festive Live Long Event

The Valley Leisure Centre hosted this year’s Antrim and Newtownabbey’s ‘Live Long Programme Final.’

The Valley Leisure Centre hosted this year’s Antrim and Newtownabbey’s ‘Live Long Programme Final.’ Over 40 participants gathered from across the Council’s leisure centres, including the Antrim Forum, Crumlin Leisure Centre, Sixmile Leisure Centre and the Valley Leisure Centre to battle it out to become the Christmas number one ‘Live Long’ winning centre.

The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Alderman Stephen Ross joined in on the Christmas competition and commented,

“It’s great to see so many people here today taking part and a little healthy competition is good fun.”

“The Live Long programme encourages our older citizens to adopt a good habit of gentle, enjoyable exercise in a friendly, social setting. I would encourage those in this age bracket to make a change in 2023 and visit their local leisure centre to take part.”

The Live Long programme aims to get people together in a fun and enjoyable setting to boost mental, physical and social fitness through the power of sport.  The programme is delivered in partnership with the Sport Changes Lives Foundation and participants enjoy activities including Bowls, Boccia, Badminton, Pickleball and Table Tennis.

The Live Long programme will now be available at Ballyearl Arts &Leisure Centre from Friday 6 January, 11am – 1pm. For further information on the Live Long Programme please visit: antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/live-long

The Council is also teaming up with community groups to host a wide range of activities suitable for all different ages and across many locations in the Borough including Arts & Crafts, Tea Dances, Physical Activity Classes, Home Safety Talks and Movie Sessions. A full list of events is available from the Council’s website; antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/events