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Wimmera Health Care Group and Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly have made a range of new editions to the Sports Equipment Library.

 Community health co-ordinator Janine Harfield said the Sports Equipment Library is a place for people to hire sports equipment free of charge. The aim is to make physical activity more available to a greater range of people. The library started in June 2016 and a recent survey showed people wanted more choice.

 "As it had been operating for a year we decided to survey the users> The summary showed people thought the equipment was good quality and that people heard about it from the local newspaper and schools newsletter," Ms Harfield said.

 "There weren’t requests for specific equipment, but people expressed they would like to see more range.

 "So from that we decided to include some equipment that students could use to practise for school sporting events, or sporting clubs could use to mix up their training."

 The library has now added the following equipment:


 5 yoga mats


 4 shot put


 4 discus


 3 mega howlers


 20 flat hurdles


 1 agility ladder


 10 skipping ropes.

The new items join a large range of sporting equipment from footballs to badminton and softball sets. Hiring equipment is free and the library is located at the Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly at 17 McLachlan Street. The contact phone number is 5382 4599.

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