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‘Oldest athlete’ Nancy celebrated at awards

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4th October 2012

Nancy Kelly from Melton was the star of the show as she was awarded the ‘Oldest Athlete’ award at the Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport (LRS) Oldest Athlete Celebration Event.

The 92-year old was cited as a shining example of fitness and healthy liftestyle as a regular swimmer at Waterfield Leisure Centre every Wednesday and Friday morning.

Nancy often walks to the Centre and is the oldest member.

The event, a celebration of our most senior, physically active local community members was a most humbling experience, where it was impossible not to be touched by the shared experiences.

Our vision is for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland to be the most sporting and physically active place in England by 2025.

Andy Reed, Chairman of Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, said: “Our vision is for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland to be the most sporting and physically active place in England by 2025.

We hope many of the nominees will volunteer as Physical Activity Ambassadors to advocate the benefits of participation in sport and physical activity. Special thanks should go to Imago for hosting this truly inspirational event.

“The London 2012 Games legacy has been brought to life for us by these wonderfully amazing people and it provides a real and tangible reminder that it is our responsibility to make the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games legacy a reality for us in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.

We are in a unique situation with the eyes of the world on Great Britain and have an opportunity to gain advantages through health, business, cultural links, volunteering and many more opportunities that the Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport Team are working on.”