Coventry city centre will be transformed this summer with a variety of activity zones for a week of sport, physical activities, events and display performances as part of Coventry Sports Week 2018.
Sports Week will take place between Tuesday 14 and Saturday 18 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. Free sessions aimed at children and young people will be led by a range of community organisations and professional sport clubs.
Councillor Kamran Caan, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Sport, said: “I’m delighted that this brilliant week of sport and fun is back on this year. It’s been a regular and popular fixture since 2012 and as we build towards being City of Sport next year I hope we can make it the best week ever. “It’s really important that we introduce every young person in this city to the joys of sport and physical activity for the long term physical and mental health benefits that being active brings.
“Sports week gives young people the chance to try a range of sports they might not have tried before for free with plenty of people on hand to make it fun. I hope parents and carers will pop the dates in their diary and come along and take part,”
Through the week the activity zones will feature free taster sessions in a range of different activities, including family games, inflatables, sports, dance, fitness, and lots more! Additional charged activities including the climbing wall will also be in place through the week.
Last year’s event attracted over 7,000 people and since 2012 over 25,000 people have taken part in Coventry’s Sports Week.
Event Coordinator David Boughey, EnV(Coventry) C.I.C. said “Sports Week 2018 is a great opportunity for families during the summer holiday to visit the city centre and experience a variety of new activities delivered in a fun and exciting way from a range of local activity providers”
Coventry Sports Week is led by Coventry City Council with support from community interest company EnV, Coventry Sports Network and Coventry BID as well as having support from the Coventry Ambassador volunteer programme.