It's all the fun of the Fayre

PUBLISHED: 12:00 19 April 2007 | UPDATED: 15:05 12 May 2010

A Royston youngster tries out in the cricket nets

A Royston youngster tries out in the cricket nets

THE revival of the Royston Sports Fayre, after 10 years, brought the best out in the member clubs and schools on Sunday. Throughout the day the public were invited, free of charge, to try their hands at any of the 15 sports on show at Royston Leisure Cent

THE revival of the Royston Sports Fayre, after 10 years, brought the best out in the member clubs and schools on Sunday.

Throughout the day the public were invited, free of charge, to try their hands at any of the 15 sports on show at Royston Leisure Centre.

Royston & District Sports Council chairman Ken Charles was pleased with the quality of the event, though disappointed with the overall turnout.

He said: "I can't praise the clubs enough for their co-operation and the quality of what they did.

"We have a nice relationship with the clubs, but the bottom line is we're supposed to be doing it for the general public.

"The attendance was not as good as we expected, which was disappointing."

Those who attended the event could bowl and bat in the nets, shoot for goals in basketball and netball, kick in defence with Shotokan Karate, ride the obstacle course on a BMX bike, learn to balance on the ski slopes, and bowl for the jack on the carpet.

There was also the chance to be another Andy Murray on the tennis court, scuba dive in the pool, tee up in golf and strike for the feathers at badminton.

Royston Hockey Club and Greneway School each mounted a high standard display of their respective games.

"There was a lot of sharing of ideas between clubs and there was an excellent chance to see what the North East Herts School Sport Partnership is providing for our schools" said Mr Charles.

"There is an ever widening range of sporting experiences. We have teachers who now feel confident to lead development in some of the 'Cinderella sports' that are proving very popular with children.

"Credit must also be paid to the North Hertfordshire District Council Community Development team that not only had a real presence in the programme but provided funding with the Royston Area Committee to underwrite the event.

"DC Leisure, which manages the Leisure Centre, pulled out all the stops to ensure we had all the support needed. Thanks to them all

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