Ex Canary highlights obesity hotspot

Former Norwich City captain Craig Fleming had a ball of a time in Great Yarmouth today as he helped kickstart a campaign to combat the region's increasing obesity crisis among children.

Former Norwich City captain Craig Fleming had a ball of a time in Great Yarmouth today as he helped kickstart a campaign to combat the region's increasing obesity crisis among children.

To highlight the important part that sports and fun physical activities play in keeping youngster's waistlines trim, the tough tackling defender had to mark footballing wonder kid Josh Clancy in the Market Gates Shopping Centre,

Josh played a game of keepy uppy and head tennis with Fleming - who was unaware that the 10-year-old from Hertfordshire can do 4,000 keepy uppies and is well known for his Brazilian style soccer skills.

The two soccer talents helped to launch the Change4Life health drive which was set up after figures showed that in Yarmouth in 2008/9 24.7pc of four to five-year-olds and 33.6pc of 10 to 11-year-olds are classed as obese or overweight.


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The figures are higher than the national average.

See full report in Friday's Mercury

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