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Coventry is set for a summer of sport

Published Tuesday, 01 August 2017

Coventry city centre will be transformed this summer as it splits into three activity zones for a week of ‘come and try’ sport and physical activities and events as part of Coventry Sports Week 2017.

Sports Week

Sports Week will take place between Tuesday 8 and Saturday 12 August from 10am until 4pm each day in Broadgate, and will feature a wide range of activities designed to encourage more local people to take part in sport and physical activities.

Councillor Kamran Caan, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Sport, said: “Coventry was a host venue for the London 2012 Olympic Games and events such as Coventry Sports Week build upon the success and momentum of that legacy and pride in the city. 

“Exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle and Sports Week is about trying to inspire a love of sports, particularly in young children and families. There are lots of activities happening throughout the week and hopefully we can encourage children to play more sports and have fun at the same time.”

Broadgate will split into three activity zones, featuring taster sessions in over 20 different activities, including family games, tennis, football, rugby, golf, netball, gymnastics, dance, a climbing wall and lots more! Additional activities will take place on Friday in Millennium Place.

Last year’s event attracted over 6,000 people and since 2012 over 19,000 people have taken part in Coventry’s Sports Week.

Trish Willetts, Coventry Business Improvement District (BID) manager, added: “Sports Week 2017 is going to be a fantastic event for all the family to enjoy.

“It is a fantastic way for all ages to get active, sample sports that people may not have tried before and also visit Coventry.

“With the numerous tourist destinations, fantastic businesses and special events such as Sports Week, the city centre is the place to be this summer.”

Coventry Sports Week is being run in partnership with a local Community Interest Company, EnV, Coventry Sports Network, Coventry BID and Coventry City Council, as well as having the support from Coventry’s Ambassador volunteer programme. The Coventry Ambassadors managed by EnV have played a key role in the city’s Olympic legacy, helping welcome people to the city in 2012. Following the success of the Olympics, EnV was established to sustain Coventry’s Olympic legacy.

The Coventry Ambassadors programme is looking for new volunteers to join its nationally acclaimed, award-winning team. Find out more about EnV and apply to become a Coventry Ambassador volunteer online.

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