On Monday 15 April our Functional MRI of the Brain team (FMRIB) hosted a screening of the award winning documentary, Age of Champions, at the Phoenix Picture House, Oxford. This inspiring and heart-warming film follows the story of five athletes including a 100 year old tennis champion, a team of basketball playing grandmothers, and even an 86 year old pole vaulter as they leap, run and jump their way to success at the Senior Olympics.
The FMRIB team is made up of staff from Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford University and the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. The screening was in recognition of the volunteers who had taken part in the FMRIB’s research study into the effects that physical activity has on the brain.
The film can be viewed free of charge until the end of Saturday 28 April via this link www.ageofchampions.org/premiere. If you have ever thought of your sporting achievements as something in your past then you should watch this uplifting film.
If you are over 60 and would like start exercising please get in touch with the FMRIB team to find out more about volunteering for this study on telephone 07512 684994 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.