Sports gala to get Bexhill residents active

The 'Be Active' event will be on the De La Warr Pavilion lawns on Sunday
The 'Be Active' event will be on the De La Warr Pavilion lawns on Sunday

People in 1066 Country are being urged to ‘Be Active’ at a major event being held in Bexhill this weekend.

More than 30 sports clubs and teams will attend the event on the lawns by the De La Warr Pavilion on Sunday (August 23). There will be stage demonstrations and activities, with the aim of encouraging more people to take part in sport to get fit and healthy.

Rother District Council cabinet member for young people, sport and leisure Jonathan Johnson said: “Taking part in sport and getting active have huge benefits for health and wellbeing, but people may not know where to start.

“This event will allow people to enjoy a taste of some of the variety of activities on offer in Rother and find out more about local clubs and opportunities to be active.”

The event is being organised by Active Rother, a partnership led by the council, which encourages people to get active.

Activities to be showcased at Be Active include demonstrations by Bexhill Shotokan Karate Club, South Saxons Hockey Club and Bexhill Runners and sessions in outdoor fitness, yoga, zumba, pilates, tai chi and tennis.

People will be also able to have a go themselves and will even have the chance to get their gloves on and step into the ring with Bexhill Boxing Club.

The event runs from 10am to 3pm.

More information is available online at or by calling Lauren Hunnisett on 07525 801082.

Residents can also follow the event via the Active Rother Facebook page.

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage at

2) Like our Facebook page at

3) Follow us on Twitter @BexhillObs

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Bexhill Observer - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.