South Dorset MP Richard Drax encouraging people to join in sport

First published in News

ENJOYED the Olympics ? Now get inspired and join in – that’s the message from MP Richard Drax .

The MP for South Dorset is encouraging young people and adults alike to participle in the ‘Join in Local Sport’ project that kicks starts this weekend.

Across the country the ‘Join In’ campaign is hoping to build on the national enthusiasm for sport stemming from Olympic and Paralympic fever.

It aims to boost participation in local sport by introducing new members to local sports clubs and encouraging people to volunteer. Mr Drax said it was a ‘great idea.’ He said: “The Games showed us how important it is to get involved and to volunteer.

“Quite apart from nurturing the next generation of sports stars, staying fit is enjoyable in itself and this is a great opportunity to discover the huge array of sports available to us in South Dorset.

“We’ve seen them on our screens – now let’s try them out.”

For a list of events happening in Dorset put your postcode into the website www.joinin.org

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5:20pm Fri 17 Aug 12

notweymouth says...

Correction:

For a list of events happening in Dorset put your postcode into the website www.joininuk.org
Correction: For a list of events happening in Dorset put your postcode into the website www.joininuk.org notweymouth
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5:49pm Fri 17 Aug 12

broadweybill says...

Perhaps if the government didn't keep selling off the nations playing fields, there would be somewhere for people to play sport.
Perhaps if the government didn't keep selling off the nations playing fields, there would be somewhere for people to play sport. broadweybill
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10:41am Sat 18 Aug 12

ksmain says...

A better attitude by the LOCOG, and other government and local councils when the Olympics were on would have helped to encourage this - ie, less overcharging to get to events, better viewing access by removing those blue screens on the beach to a free viewing area, etc. Would have sent out the message that sport is about participating and not all about big business interest!
A better attitude by the LOCOG, and other government and local councils when the Olympics were on would have helped to encourage this - ie, less overcharging to get to events, better viewing access by removing those blue screens on the beach to a free viewing area, etc. Would have sent out the message that sport is about participating and not all about big business interest! ksmain
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