A team from Kirkby has ended Halewood’s four year wining streak in the Knowsley Older Peoples Fun Olympics.
The event promotes health and wellbeing among people who are over 55 and the four teams that take part train weekly throughout the year.
It’s in its fifth year and brings together teams from Huyton, Kirkby, Halewood and the combined forces of Prescot, Whiston, Knowsley Village and Cronton.
They took part in a variety of sports and activities on the day, including welly throwing, boccia, scrabble and badminton.
As part of the opening ceremony at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park, each team sang their own specially created anthem to spectators and officials.
“Competition was fierce throughout the day,” said Cllr Eddie Connor, Knowsley’s cabinet member for leisure, community and culture.
“But the teams respected each other and showed great sportsmanship throughout the day, to win, lose or draw.
“They have great fun and it’s a great way to keep yourself fit and meet new people.”
Kirkby won the day, with Halewood second, Huyton third and Prescot, Whiston, Knowsley Village and Cronton, fourth.
If you are over the age of 55 and would like to get involved in the Older Peoples Fun Olympics and the training sessions contact Peter Green in Leisure and Culture on 443 5714.
Pictured are The winning Kirkby team receiving their shield from the Mayor and Mayoress of Knowsley, Cllr Norman Hogg and Wendy Hogg.