The Aspiring Village Games

Aspiring Village was the venue for the inaugural “Limpic Games” – an opportunity for our energetic residents to demonstrate their sporting prowess across a range of disciplines.

The games were anything but “retiring” with events including:- synchronised swimming; underwater distance swimming; shotput; croquet; tennis ball throw, Frisbee throw, and even mobility scooter racing.

Ian Shawe was the stand out athlete at The Games, winning a total of 8 medals, including Gold in quoits, javelin and chess, in a well-contested final against fellow resident Oscar Verbiest. Silver medals were won by Shawe in the hotly contested paper darts throw, shot put and pool events.

A synchronised swimming demonstration was a feature event of the games in the heated 13 metre swimming pool. A wonderful routine was enjoyed by residents and staff alike.

The walking frame race was another specialty event, where the performance was judged on style rather than speed. John Mercer took out the event, looking very dapper in his Sunday best.

Village Manager, Leanne Taylor said “It was great to see so many of our residents participate and support this fun filled day with lots of laughter and hilarity during the numerous events. Well done to everyone who took part and congratulations to those who received medals for their efforts. And a special congratulations to Geoff Williamson on his vision and organisational skills.”

We look forward to following future events with great interest.

To read more stories in our recent newsletter, download the PDF here. ASP Newsletter April 2017 Web