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Olympic athlete gives masterclass at town's first Sports Fest

PUBLISHED: 08:35 22 May 2019 | UPDATED: 08:40 22 May 2019

The first annual Sports Fest in Thetford, held at Thetford Grammar School, showcased the wide range of clubs and activities that local people can get involved with. Photo: Thetford Grammar School

The first annual Sports Fest in Thetford, held at Thetford Grammar School, showcased the wide range of clubs and activities that local people can get involved with. Photo: Thetford Grammar School

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An Olympic athlete gave a masterclass to hundreds of budding athletes at a town's first Sports Fest.

The first annual Sports Fest in Thetford, held at Thetford Grammar School, showcased the wide range of clubs and activities that local people can get involved with. Photo: Thetford Grammar SchoolThe first annual Sports Fest in Thetford, held at Thetford Grammar School, showcased the wide range of clubs and activities that local people can get involved with. Photo: Thetford Grammar School

More than 400 people attended the event held at Thetford Grammar School's sports fields.

The free community event showcased the wide range of clubs and activities that people can get involved with.

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The first annual Sports Fest in Thetford, held at Thetford Grammar School, showcased the wide range of clubs and activities that local people can get involved with. Photo: Thetford Grammar SchoolThe first annual Sports Fest in Thetford, held at Thetford Grammar School, showcased the wide range of clubs and activities that local people can get involved with. Photo: Thetford Grammar School

A 24ft climbing wall, tennis, netball, martial arts, axe-throwing, archery and zumba dancing were some of the other activities on offer.

Head of Thetford Grammar School, Michael Brewer, said: "We are so lucky in Thetford to have so many brilliant clubs and activity providers and Sports Fest is here to act as a hub, bringing them together with the local community.

"Families have already been asking if we will do this again next year and I am pleased to say that is absolutely our intention."

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