Southport gets fighting fit and looks for increased reps from KFA

Southport Theatre and Convention Centre’s
Floral Hall hosted 350 contestants last weekend for the Keep Fit Association
Championships.

The event has taken place biennially since
1988 and was in Southport for the first time. At stake were titles in exercise,
movement and dance.

Each day also attracted 450 spectators and
the local conference bureau estimates the event will lead to a £250k economic
boost for the town.

Tonia Duffy, Business Tourism Development Officer at Southport Conferences, said the
weekend had been not just the first time the competition had come to Southport, but also the first time that tiered seating has been used in the Floral
Hall.

“As always, all involved worked really hard to make
Southport as
accessible as possible for the event and feedback so far has been really
positive,” Duffy said.

Event Director of the KFA Championships, Linda Moore,
added: “Everyone involved in the event was overwhelmed with the Southport welcome, together with the friendliness and support of all
staff at the STCC and we are working with the Southport Conferences team
to finalise a date for the 2013 event.”

Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism, Sefton Council,
Mike Booth, added: “Each year Southport welcomes a real variety of events to the town, but this is
the first time, the Keep Fit
Association has come. We hope they
will choose to return for many years to come.”

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