Newham

Market place is where the fun can be had

24 February 2015 in Sport and leisure
More than 500 residents, many of them young people, proved they were in the market for fun and games at an event staged by Newham Council’s Green Street Community Neighbourhood residents and councillors.
Residents at the Market Games event
The Market Games event took place at Queens Market in Upton Park and featured BMX cycling, rowing machines, football penalty shoot-outs, wheelchair basketball, table tennis, mixed martial arts, non-contact boxing, running, zumba, pizza-making and DJ workshops.

The event was supported by leisure provider activeNewham, West Ham United Foundation, London Youth Rowing, the Youth Providers Partnership and Tesco. Police from Green Street Safer Neighbourhoods team gave advice on personal safety. Another fun day is planned at Easter.

Councillor Hanif Abdulmuhit, community lead member for Green Street, said: “These events are great examples of residents taking the lead and brining the community together in a fun and active way when the market is not in use, we are looking forward to hosting more of these in the future.”