Boxing – the Noble Art in Littleport!?

Boxing – the Noble Art in Littleport!?

The future of boxing in Littleport looks bleak – unless a reasonably priced venue can be found! Potential boxing and kickboxing champions are in training with the East Anglia Kickboxing and Boxing Club that has been based at Littleport Leisure Centre on Mondays and Wednesdays. Under the experienced eyes of trainers Paddy Paddock, and past champion Mark Johnson, boys, and even girls, have come in to the sessions at £4 for under 16’s (£5 adults)…

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Littleport Leisure Centre – They also Served

Littleport Leisure Centre – They also Served

As I have mentioned in some of my previous articles, I have been associated with the Leisure Centre since 1989, when as Secretary of Littleport Town Football Club I wrote to the Parish Council asking for a new sports pitch for the football and cricket club, as the owners of Highfield were not allowing us to renew our lease on the old Highfield sports field. Since those early days when under the Chairmanship of Grenville…

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Littleport Leisure Centre Looking back at many New Years’ Eves!

Littleport Leisure Centre Looking back at many New Years’ Eves!

Since we opened in 1994, we have held a New Year’s Eve party every year. On two occasions we have held two events, one for families, and one for adults only. During the life-span of this current Centre, approximately 6,000 people have partied in the new year somewhere within our building. In 2,000 the Millennium celebration night had over 750 people partying until 4 am. It was a great evening organised by an efficient committee…

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Basketball Cup Finals

Basketball Cup Finals

On Saturday 8th October the second semi-annual Littleport Basketball Cup Finals took place at Littleport Leisure Centre. The event started at 6pm with a third place trophy game between hosts Littleport Zalgiris and Mildenhall High Town Pirates. While the Zalgiris were leading most of the game, the Pirates continued to pressure the hosts and had a one point lead in last quarter. However the Zalgiris men held their composure and managed to claw back the…

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Local Kung Fu Club Gets Grading Success in 2016

Local Kung Fu Club Gets Grading Success in 2016

Your local Kung Fu club ‘Hung Kuen Shaolin Kung Fu’ enjoyed great success at our grading held on Sunday 23rd of October at Littleport Leisure centre – writes Kaira Smith. We promoted eleven students to the grade of first yellow belt, one to second green, one to first blue, and two to the senior level of second blue. The Littleport children did especially well and represented the village excellently in front of the head of…

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Wrestling for charity

Wrestling for charity

Little Miracles is an award winning Cambridgeshire and Suffolk based charity and parent led support group for families with children that have autism, additional needs, disabilities and life limiting conditions. We are based in Ely and put on weekly sessions every Saturday for our members. We offer different themed sessions with a sports hall, sensory room, cinema room, arts and crafts room, general toys/ play room and a quiet room to mention a few. Themes…

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Leisure Centre Roundup – Looking Back and Ready to go Forward

Leisure Centre Roundup – Looking Back and Ready to go Forward

Whilst I am writing this article I can see diggers, bulldozers and other plant machinery getting ready to start preparing the construction access road to the new secondary school and Leisure Centre. It is hard to believe that approximately 28 years ago, Littleport Town Football Club and Cricket Club were given notice that their lease on the Highfield sports field would not be renewed and we would have to find a new ground. At that…

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The Oakhill Roundup

The Oakhill Roundup

Littleport Life presents it’s latest budding journalist, author of the internet blog ‘Oakhill Sunday Sport’ Alex Oakhill, who this issue presents an overview of our very own sporting hub, Littleport Leisure Centre. Recently, I went to visit Littleport Leisure Centre to find out what activities they have to offer. I discovered the variety is huge and that children, adults and seniors can all get involved in something whether they’re sporty or not. For those sporty…

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From the Brink of Closure

From the Brink of Closure

One day, twelve months ago, I spoke with the manager of the Littleport Leisure & Community Centre, Andy Rutterford, and warned him that unless we were prepared to make a few changes, the Centre would have to close that afternoon. I have witnessed, during the last year, the hard work, dedication and real passion for the Leisure Centre, by the staff. A never ending stream of volunteers are gradually helping to turn our primary community…

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Stuart Seekings Remembered

Stuart Seekings Remembered

The Stuart Seekings Memorial Cup competition held over three days was won by Ely City who defeated Littleport Town FC 3-1 in the final at Littleport Leisure Centre on Thursday 20th August. Both Littleport and Ely defeated Isleham and Little Downham 7-1 respectively to reach the final. There were some glimpses of good football being played when Ely City fielding a mixtures of Under 18’s, 1st and reserve team players dressed in an very old…

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